Erling Haaland’s ruthlessness will give Manchester City a new edge

The combination of City’s creativity and Haaland’s clinical finishing should scare clubs across EuropeBy Ben McAleer for WhoScoredManchester City scored 99 goals on their way to winning the Premier League title this season. They scored more goals than any team in Europe’s top five leagues, with 16 players finding the net during the campaign. There are areas in their squad that need strengthening, notably at left-back and in central midfield, but the champions’ first summer signing has been a £51.5m deal for Erling Haaland. The best team in England have added the goalscorer they craved 12 months ago.Injury restricted the Norwegian to 21 starts in the Bundesliga this season, but he ended the campaign with 22 goals and seven assists. He scored a goal for every 87 minutes he was on the pitch. Importantly, Haaland rectifies something of a weakness in the City squad.

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