Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that he is looking forward to playing alongside Erling Haaland at Manchester City next season.

City confirmed in May that they had come to an agreement with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Haaland subject to the Norwegian agreeing personal terms in Manchester. It is firmly believed that the 21-year-old’s official arrival is only a matter of time.

Haaland was welcomed to the blue half of the city last month when De Bruyne performed the striker’s trademark celebration in a 5-1 victory at Wolves. The 30-year-old has now spoken for the first time about Haaland’s impending transfer.

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He told HLN : ” Erling Haaland is a top striker. His move should help us to grow as a team.

“Everybody expects a lot. They’ve always been looking for a number 9, but I think it’ll be good to have that striker that maybe scores 20-25 goals a season.”

“Maybe (Haaland’s arrival might help me too),” De Bruyne added. “There have been years that I have more assists (than this season).

“But my chance creation and other things have remained consistent. Numbers are a part of football but they never tell you the full story.”

De Bruyne has already been named the Premier League’s Player of the Year and on Wednesday he was nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year.



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