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Erling Haaland Has Given Manchester City His Perfect Shirt Number With Major Hint

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Erling Haaland Has Given Manchester City His Perfect Shirt Number With Major Hint

Erling Haaland may have hinted at which Manchester City shirt number he wants after posting a picture of himself in a City kit as a youngster.

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Haaland will become a City player on July 1 and fans are waiting to see a picture of him in the shirt and which number he'll be taking.

The 21-year-old wore number nine at Borussia Dortmund and that's currently occupied by Gabriel Jesus, who could be moving on this summer.

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Other numbers typically wore by strikers are already taken at the Etihad Stadium too, with club record signing Jack Grealish sporting the number ten and Oleksandr Zinchenko donning number 11.

Haaland himself offered a potential clue on Twitter with two images captioned: "To be continued…"

In the images, the back of Haaland's shirt reads 'Dad 15' which is the number his father Alf-Inge wore during his time at City.

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Number 15 has been vacant since 2019 and was last worn by Eliaquim Mangala.

Haaland's arrival will give Pep Guardiola's side that focal point up front, something they've been missing since Sergio Aguero's departure last summer.

It's believed they pushed for Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane but refused to meet chairman Daniel Levy's asking price.

They still managed the Premier League title without an orthodox striker and Phil Foden regularly operated in a false nine role.

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City did come up short in the Champions League however and it'll be those clutch moments Haaland needs to deliver in. The Norway star will shoulder that responsibility well.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

He scored 29 goals in 30 appearances in his final Dortmund season and has taken that goalscoring form into this month's internationals.

Haaland scored twice against Sweden in a 2-1 win on Sunday to take his international goal tally to 18.

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He's already their 14th top goalscorer of all time and will likely smash Jorgen Juve's record of 33 by the time his career is said and done.

During that game, he was involved in a heated row with Sweden defender Alexander Milosevic who is alleged to have called Haaland a 'w**re'. Haaland made those claims and stressed he is not a 'w**re'.

Milosevic denied calling Haaland any names, citing a language barrier.

What shirt number do you think Erling Haaland will take? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Erling Haaland, Manchester City

Daniel Marland
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