The Premier League champions have acquired one of the most sought-after players in world football for a fairly modest fee.
City have activated Haaland’s €60 million release clause at Borussia Dortmund, which for a 21-year-old with his outrageous talent is a bit of a bargain.
Of course, Pep Guardiola’s side will have to splash out a fair bit in agent fees and wages, but there’s no denying that it’s a great deal overall.
City are already a force to be reckoned with, so you dread to think what they’ll be able to do on the pitch with a world-class striker in the XI.
Haaland has scored goals with frightening regularity during the course of his career thus far.
In 115 games across all competitions with Red Bull Salzburg and Dortmund, he’s found the back of the net an astonishing 114 times.
On international duty with Norway, Haaland has scored 15 goals in just 17 games.
The numbers speak for themselves and they’re part of the reason why the Leeds-born striker is currently the second-most valuable player on the planet.
As such, the Premier League’s most valuable XI with Haaland leading the line is worth an eye-watering £864 million in total.
Let’s take a look at the team in full…
The Premier League’s most valuable XI (4-4-2)
GK: Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – £54.00 million
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £72.00 million
CB: Ruben Dias (Manchester City) – £67.50 million
CB: Raphael Varane (Manchester United) – £54.00 million
LB: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – £58.50 million
RM: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £90.00 million
CM: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £81.00 million
CM: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – £81.00 million
LM: Phil Foden (Manchester City) – £81.00 million
ST: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – £90.00 million
ST: Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – £135.00 million
Total value: £864.00 million
So, Liverpool and City both have four representatives apiece, while United players take up two of the positions.
Chelsea’s most valuable player at the time of writing is Romelu Lukaku (£76.50 million), while Arsenal’s is the prodigious Bukayo Saka (£58.50 million).