Hamann pinpoints ‘only worry’ Man City have about Haaland, ex-Liverpool man lauds ‘terrifying’ striker

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Hamann pinpoints ‘only worry’ Man City have about Haaland, ex-Liverpool man lauds ‘terrifying’ striker

Dietmar Hamann has pinpointed the “only worry” Manchester City will have about Erling Haaland ahead of next season.

Man City sign Erling Haaland

PA Images Man City sign Erling Haaland

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Man City had agreed a deal to sign Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

The player’s release clause becomes active this summer so he was always likely to leave. It is understood that the fee for Haaland will be £85.6m with agents’ fees and bonuses factored in.

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The 22-year-old has been impacted by injury this term. But he has still netted 21 goals in 23 Bundesliga outings.

Hamann believes the “only worry” Man City will have about Haaland are his muscle injuries:

“It’s great news for the Premier League, it’s great news for City obviously. He’s a tremendous player,” Hamann told talkSPORT.

“He took the Bundesliga by storm and I think he averages a goal a game and did well for Dortmund in the Bundesliga and Champions League.

“Obviously this is the next step. It was all planned to go to Austria to play there for a year and a half, play in the Bundesliga and now he has to cut it in the Premier League. I have no doubt he will.

“The only worry I would have about him is that he has had quite a few muscle injuries over the last 12 months and missed a lot of football.

“That’s one thing they have to be wary of. I’m not sure if he can get any faster because he’s lightning quick already.

“The thing with him is he will also give 100 per cent on the pitch. Sometimes he has to channel himself because he’s been out for a few weeks, plays the first game and was then chasing the goalkeeper from the halfway line and broke down again.

“He’s still learning with his body as to whether he can get fitter and stronger. He probably can get stronger, but I’m not sure he can get much quicker as he’s lightning quick.

“It is terrifying because he has so much power, when he opens his legs he’s hard to stop. He’s a great finisher for his height and physique.

“He’s got a great left foot on him, he finishes alright with his right as well. If there’s one weakness, I don’t really want to call it a weakness, but it is his heading.

“But he doesn’t need to head that often because he scores with his feet.” 

Reference: Football 365: Lewis Oldham 

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