Erling Haaland: Man City star surprises youngsters with beach kickabout

  • Rob Swan
Man City’s Erling Haaland surprises youngsters by joining beach kickabout in Marbella

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland was filmed having a kickabout with youngsters on a Marbella beach over the weekend.

The 21-year-old, who recently completed a £51 million move to Man City from Borussia Dortmund, was filmed joining the group of lads for a game of keepy-uppy.

The Daily Mail report that Haaland surprised the youngsters by joining in with their kickabout. It seems the Norway international can’t keep himself away from football.

Check out the footage of Haaland playing football with the kids on the beach:

And here’s another video:

It’s nice to see this from Haaland.

He might be earning an eye-watering £375,000 a week these days but he’s still grounded and will join in with a kickabout whenever the opportunity arises.

It reminds us of Haaland’s new teammate Phil Foden, who has also been filmed joining in with various street kickabouts over the years.

Together they have the potential to form a deadly on-pitch relationship from the start of next season.

Haaland with Foden
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 06: Phil Foden of Manchester City and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund interact following the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund at Etihad Stadium on April 06, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

What number will Erling Haaland wear at Man City?

Haaland, who is likely to take City’s No. 9 shirt once Gabriel Jesus joins Arsenal this week, is widely regarded as the world’s best young striker and his signing was a major coup for Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Norwegian, who scored a remarkable 86 goals in 89 games for Dortmund, is expected to score goals for fun in the Premier League.

Defenders at every Premier League club know that stopping the centre-forward won’t be easy. Aside from his finishing quality, Haaland is also powerful and lightning quick.

BELGRADE, SERBIA – JUNE 02: Erling Haaland of Norway celebrates after victory in the UEFA Nations League League B Group 4 match between Serbia and Norway at Stadion Rajko Mitić on June 02, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

When will Erling Haaland make his Man City debut?

He could make his first appearance for his new employers as early as July 21, when City take on Club America.

The Premier League champions then face Bayern Munich before the Community Shield against Liverpool on July 30.

City begin their 2022-23 Premier League season with a challenging away game against West Ham, whose players will no doubt be intent on spoiling Haaland’s competitive debut.

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