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It is finally official. Manchester City will be the new home ofErling Haaland next season after the announcement of an agreement with Boru siaDortmund for the superstars capture.Barring an unexpectedi sue with personal terms, the striker will arriveafter two and a half years in the Bundesliga to bring even more firepower to the Premier League champions.Having flirted with Tottenhams Harry Kane throughout last years pre-season transfer window without landing their man, City have decided to go down the Haaland route to finally bring in the number nine they have sought since Sergio Aguero left.Pep Guardiola has told anyone who will listen all season how incredible it is that his team has maintained the standards they have without a striker, which cant have made Gabriel Jesus feel all that good about Don Hutson Jersey
himself, lets be honest.But can Haaland replace the significant impact of club legend Aguero? Stats Perform has taken a look at the numbers to determine the potential impact of the Norway sensation.More than justAguerooooWhen you reel off a list of the greatest players to don a City shirt, Agueros name is likely to feature prominently.The Argentine striker played a huge role in taking the club from top-four contenders to the most dominant team in England, winning five Premier League titles, six EFL Cups and an FA Cup.Aguero scored 260goals in 390games for City, averaginga goal every 107minutes over his 10 years at the club.He, of course, will also forever be synonymous with the famous stoppage time goal against QPR in 2012 that sealed Citys first Premier League title, snatching it from the hands of Manchester United with almost the last kick of the season.Despite his undoubted quality, there were some questions about how he would fare underGuardiola when the Catalan coach arrived in 2016.While Jaire Alexander Jersey
Guardiola had played with orthodox strikers before, arguably his crowning achievement was cultivating a Barcelona team that many still believe to this day is the greatest club side the game has ever seenand that broadly played without a number nine, with Lionel Me si often used in a false nine role.He did utilise Robert Lewandowski to good effect while at Bayern Munich, though, and while he did not exactly make Aguero his first name on the teamsheet every week, the overall development in quality of the team led to the striker actually improving his own numbers.Under Guardiola, Aguero played182games, scoring 124goals at a rate of 102minutesper goal.Unfortunately, injuries hindered Aguero in his final two seasons before he badea tearful goodbye at the end of last season to join Barcelona. He was then forced to retire from the game altogether in December on health grounds, but the forwardssignificant impact at City will never be in question.Step forward the second-generation sensationIt almost sounds like something out of the Football Manager computer game series. The son of former Leeds United and City player Alf-Inge Jim Taylor Jersey
Haaland goes on to become one of the best strikers in world football? Yeah, sure.Well, its true. Haaland burst onto the scene as he scored goals at rates rarely seen before at Salzburg, before making the move to Dortmund in the January transfer window of 2020, and he has not looked back since.Haaland has bagged 85 goals in 88 games for BVB in all competitions, which works out at a goal every 84minutes. Not bad for someone who only turns22in July.But how does he compareto Aguero? It is difficult to make comparisons given the difference in style, experience and leagues, but to try toget a good idea, let Steven Wirtel Jersey
s look at Haalands two and a half years in the Bundesliga compared to Agueros first three Premier League campaigns under Guardiola.In Haalands 66league games for Dortmund in which he has scored 61 goals, averaging 87 minutes per goal he has attempted3.5shots per 90, with a shot conversion rate of 29.9per cent, and he has scored 62.0per cent of his big chances (chances from which Opta would expect a playerto score).He has also averaged 3.3shots from inside the penalty area per 90, notable with City spending so much time camped around opposition boxes.Between 2016 and 2019, Aguero played 89Premier League matches for City, scoring 62goals at an average of one every 111minutes.The Argentinianaveraged 4.6shots per 90, with a shot conversion rate of 17.7per cent, scoring from 53.9per cent of his big chances, with an average of 3.6shots from inside the penalty area.It therefore appears that Haaland is actually the Robert Tonyan Jersey
deadlier finisher, which is quite an achievement next to someone as good as Aguero, and onewould a sume Haalands shot numbers will increase playing in a more dominant team like City, who always create plenty of chances.It might be argued that goals in the Bundesliga do not always translate into goals in the Premier League. For example, Timo Werner scored 28 goals in 34 games in his last league campaign at RB Leipzig before joining Chelsea, where he has scored just 10 in 56 Premier League appearances.However, even allowing for a period of adaption, it would take a brave person to bet against Haaland being a succe s in England based on his career to date.Already outstanding in a single season without Aguero, City have seeminglyidentified the man to fill those big boots.