According to rumors, Pep Guardiola “never wanted” Erling Haaland to play for Manchester City because he doesn’t “fit” with his style of play.
With a £51.2 million acquisition cost, City outbid other elite European teams to sign the Norwegian goal machine.
Haaland has scored an absurd 31 goals in 28 appearances for City, 25 of which came in his first 20 Premier League contests.
With 17 games remaining in the season, he has now eclipsed the previous seasons’ Golden Boot total.
However, many believe that Haaland has actually made City a poorer squad as a result of City’s recent struggles. Jamie Carragher brought up this issue after City lost 1-0 to Spurs and Haaland was held without a shot on goal.
Haaland may have chosen the wrong team, in Carragher’s opinion, and he doesn’t quite fit their methodical, methodical build-up.
Dietmar Hamann, a former teammate of Haaland’s at Liverpool, has responded to that by stating that Haaland is not a good fit for City because he is “everything the team isn’t,” and that as a result of his lack of touches, City are “almost playing with ten men.” Haaland scored 86 goals in 89 games for Borussia Dortmund.