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Erling Haaland ranked interested clubs by points in order to decide who he should sign for

Marcus Chan

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Erling Haaland ranked interested clubs by points in order to decide who he should sign for

Erling Haaland used a points system to rank all the clubs that were interested in him in order to decide who he should sign for. 

Along with his father, Alfie, the pair drew up a points system to rank clubs under certain criteria in a bid to work out which club was best suited to the 22-year-old. 

According to The Times, Haaland ranked clubs by their history, playing style, stadium capacity and their need for an out and out striker. 

Alfie revealed their decision making process during a documentary titled, Haaland - The Big Decision.

He said: “On our list, I think City is the best team. 

“[Bayern] Munich is number two. We have Real Madrid as number three, Paris Saint-Germain as number four.

“We also have some English teams other than City who are quite good. Liverpool and Chelsea. Also, there is Barcelona. They are sort of in the same row.” 

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Image Credit: Alamy

Haaland senior went on to say that the decision between City and Bayern Munich was a close one. 

He added: “I think it was one point separating the top two with the last calculations. 

“One of the criteria is about whether the club needs a No9. City is 10 [out of 10] in that respect. Bayern Munich gets one point for that – they don’t need a No9. They have their best player as a No9 but if he [Lewandowski] goes then they have no one else.

“It would have been quite controversial to go to Munich but when we go through, it’s one of the best teams. Real Madrid are a five or six [out of 10]. They have [Karim] Benzema, and will they get Mbappé?”

Although the manager wasn’t involved in their thinking process, Haaland admitted that having Pep Guardiola is a big plus. 

The striker said: “I have never transferred to a club because of the manager. But it is a big plus with [Pep] Guardiola at City, as he is the best manager in the world.”

Many City fans are hoping they will be able to watch Haaland play for their club for many years to come. 

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Image Credit: Alamy

However, their wish may not come true as Alfie has stated that his son wants to challenge himself in all the top leagues around the continent. 

He said to Viaplay Fotboll: “I think Erling wants to test out his capabilities in every league. 

“Then he can stay in every league for three to four years maximum. He could have 2½ years in Germany, 2½ in England, and then in Spain, Italy, France, right?”

Since joining in the summer, Haaland has hit the ground running straight away by scoring 14 goals in 10 appearances. 

Up next for Haaland and his teammates is a mouth watering derby against local rivals Manchester United. 

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Topics: Manchester City, Erling Haaland

Marcus Chan
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