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Erling Haaland hasn't been included in Transfer Window XI

Ryan Sidle

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Erling Haaland hasn't been included in Transfer Window XI

Erling Haaland's expected Premier League debut this weekend will likely have everyone watching with intrigue, but fans don't rate him highly enough to make a transfer XI.


Haaland's move to Manchester City was one of the earliest confirmed transfers of the summer, with the announcement of his signing coming before Pep Guardiola's side had won their latest league title.

That has meant plenty of time to build up the excitement of seeing one of the best strikers in the world coming to England, even if he did mess up on his debut in the Community Shield.

West Ham have the pleasure of trying to keep the Norwegian out when City's title defence starts on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of fans will be hoping to see him score for the sake of their Fantasy Premier League teams.

Despite his popularity on FPL, where nearly 44% of players have picked him, he's missed out on an XI made up of players who have moved this summer.

Sky Sports shared the team, with Chelsea new boy Raheem Sterling, Liverpool's Darwin Nunez and Tottenham Hotspur's latest forward Richarlison making up the front three.

The summer window XI. Image: Sky Sports
The summer window XI. Image: Sky Sports

"Don't tell me they haven't done this on purpose," one fan questioned, "How can you honestly not pick Haaland?

"He is easily the biggest high profile signing to come to the Premier league in years."

"Nunez over Haaland, you guys might be high while deciding on this." another added.

"Never tell me there ain’t a City bias EVER again," a third said, presumably meaning an 'anti City' bias.

A fourth opined, "Haaland guarantees Man City the title so I don’t know how he’s not in that, [Gabriel] Jesus should be in front of Richarlison, but other than that I’d say it isn’t a bad poll."

Haaland was not included in the XI. Image: Alamy
Haaland was not included in the XI. Image: Alamy

And Jesus, who is the most picked player on FPL, was the other missing player that many had issue with, particularly Arsenal fans who weren't happy to see Richarlison in front of their man.

"Arsenal fans don’t bite they know what their doing," one such fan said.

And a fan not listening to the advice added, "I mean who picks Richarlison over Jesus, I mean seriously. What makes anyone think that he’s the better player?

"Look at all the stats, Jesus wins hands down and there’s also the small matter of Jesus being £15 million cheaper, let that sink in for a minute. Jesus can player all 3 spots."

Jesus has had a good pre season with the Gunners. Image: Alamy
Jesus has had a good pre season with the Gunners. Image: Alamy

In the past, fans of Mikel Arteta's team have been accused of being very good at online polls, and that's often all they've been good at.

But it looks this time like their north London rivals have been hard at it with four of Antonio Conte's summer signings making it into the voted XI.

Will Conte's summer deals end up proving to be so successful? Let us know your predictions in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Sky Sports

Topics: Erling Haaland, Premier League, Transfers, Manchester City, Darwin Nunez, Liverpool

Ryan Sidle
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