Comparing Erling Haaland’s 21-22 stats to Man City’s current forwards

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Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland celebrates after beating Armina Bielefeld at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, March 2022.

Erling Haaland has already established himself as one of the best strikers in the world for the present and future at just 21-years-old, and the Norwegian looks set to join Manchester City in the summer of 2022, with the Daily Mail reporting a deal has been agreed.

The world’s biggest clubs had all been circling, but it appears Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have stolen a march on the rest.

According to the report, City will pay Haaland’s release clause of £63million and then stump up an eye-watering £500,000 a week, making Haaland the best-paid player in Premier League history.

City have been after a centre-forward since the departure of Sergio Aguero in the summer of 2021.

Pep Guardiola claimed that he was irreplaceable, but after trying and failing to sign Harry Kane, it seems Haaland was identified as the man to help them as they chase their first Champions League trophy.

With Guardiola’s system that uses a ‘false nine’ instead of a typical centre forward still working well enough to see them sit at the top of the Premier League table, signing one of the best goalscorers in the world would surely further help advance their domination of England.

Despite missing a large portion of the season with injury, Haaland remains one of the most coveted players in the world and is seen as the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of world football.

Here’s how his stats from games in the Bundesliga compare to City’s current attacking options’ stats in Premier League games.

Goals
Erling Haaland – 18
Riyad Mahrez – 10
Raheem Sterling – 10
Phil Foden – 7
Bernardo Silva – 7
Gabriel Jesus – 3
Jack Grealish – 2

Assists
Gabriel Jesus – 7
Erling Haaland – 7
Riyad Mahrez – 4
Phil Foden – 3
Bernardo Silva – 3
Raheem Sterling – 3
Jack Grealish – 2

Kylina Mbappe for PSG, Erling Haaland for Borussia Dortmund, Lionel Messi for Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United.

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Minutes per goal
Erling Haaland – 86.8
Riyad Mahrez – 122.4
Raheem Sterling – 173.3
Phil Foden – 250.9
Bernardo Silva – 359
Gabriel Jesus – 483.3
Jack Grealish – 774

Minutes per goal or assist
Erling Haaland – 62.5
Riyad Mahrez – 87.4
Raheem Sterling – 133.3
Gabriel Jesus – 145
Phil Foden – 175.6
Bernardo Silva – 251.3
Jack Grealish – 387

Chances created per 90 mins
Jack Grealish – 2.5
Riyad Mahrez – 2.2
Bernardo Silva – 1.9
Raheem Sterling – 1.8
Gabriel Jesus – 1.7
Phil Foden – 1.6
Erling Haaland – 1

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)
Gabriel Jesus – 2 (58.8%)
Raheem Sterling – 1.9 (42.9%)
Bernardo Silva – 1.9 (61.3%)
Jack Grealish – 1.8 (58.1%)
Phil Foden – 1.5 (62.5%)
Riyad Mahrez – 1.5 (53.6%)
Erling Haaland – 0.7 (53.8%)

Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)
Bernardo Silva – 58.8 (89.1%)
Riyad Mahrez – 50 (90.1%)
Jack Grealish – 44 (88.2%)
Phil Foden – 41.7 (87.8%)
Raheem Sterling – 36.9 (85.5%)
Gabriel Jesus – 36.2 (85.6%)
Erling Haaland – 21.8 (70.7%)

Shots per 90 mins (inside the penalty area)
Erling Haaland – 3.8 (3.5)
Riyad Mahrez – 3.8 (2.6)
Gabriel Jesus – 3 (2.1)
Phil Foden – 2.5 (1.6)
Raheem Sterling – 2.5 (1.5)
Jack Grealish – 2 (1.8)
Bernardo Silva – 1.5 (1.1)


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