Borussia Dortmund pay tribute to departing Erling Haaland ahead of his £51m move to Manchester City
‘What a ride, thanks Erling!’: Borussia Dortmund pay tribute to outgoing star Haaland ahead of their final home game in front of the Yellow Wall after completing Man City’s £51m move
- Borussia Dortmund honored Erling Haaland before his departure this summer
- Haaland was applauded by fans and teammates before the final home game
- The 21-year-old is set to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in a £52m move
Borussia Dortmund have paid tribute to the departure of striker Erling Haaland ahead of his move to Manchester City this summer.
It was confirmed last week that the 21-year-old will join Pep Guardiola’s side at the end of the season in a £51m move.
Before the final home game of the season against Hertha Berlin, Haaland was honored in front of a packed Signal Iduna Park.
Erling Haaland was honored before his last home game with Borussia Dortmund
Before kick-off, fans and teammates gave him a round of applause and then the Dortmund bosses presented him with flowers and a ‘Danke Haaland’ banner.
He ends his two-and-a-half-year spell at the club, where he has scored a string of memorable goals from Red Bull Salzburg.
Haaland attracted interest from across Europe after scoring 85 times in 88 appearances for Dortmund.
Haaland will bring one to his two-and-a-half-year stay at Dortmund when he moved to Man City.
City overtook Real Madrid in signing the striker, who had also been linked in recent months with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.
Guardiola spoke about Haaland’s arrival for the first time after City’s 5-1 win over Wolves in midweek.
He said sky sports: ‘Definitely he can help us score more. It’s not about that. In the end it’s about winning games.
The 21-year-old Norwegian striker will join Pep Guardiola’s team for the 2022-23 campaign
I never thought that our defensive situation depended on the centre-back and I never thought that the goals we scored depended on the striker. He has scored a lot of goals in his career and we are going to try to help him in the game by having more opportunities to score goals.
“We are never going to give him the responsibility of scoring goals. We have to win games and if we are going to win games we need everyone to do it in the best way possible, reaching as much as possible. Then, of course, if we get there, with the quality that we think it has, we can do it.
‘I answer because I have to and I’m an educated man, but this is next season. Now we have to work a lot this season. It’s not done. We still have a job to do. We saw yesterday how tough Aston Villa and, of course, West Ham will be. So, I still have a job to do.