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‘A brilliant signing’ – Premier League legend Alan Shearer suggests Erling Haaland could set new Golden Boot record when he starts with Manchester City in 2022/23 season

‘A brilliant signing’ – Premier League legend Alan Shearer suggests Erling Haaland could set new Golden Boot record when he starts with Manchester City in 2022/23 season

Alan Shearer has backed Erling Haaland to thrive in the Premier League next season, suggesting he’s likely to be a contender for the Golden Boot.

Haaland finally completed his eagerly-anticipated move to Manchester City on Monday morning as the club announced he had signed a five-year deal that runs until the summer of 2027.

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Haaland was unveiled as Man City’s new signing on Monday

City’s new signing has a stunning scoring record from his time at Dortmund

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City’s new signing has a stunning scoring record from his time at Dortmund

The 21-year-old’s move has been in the pipeline for several months following news that City had triggered the release clause in his contract, a figure that ended up being around £51million.

So now with the deal finally out and confirmed, preparation can turn to next season.

Since joining Dortmund, Haaland bagged an impressive 86 goals in 89 appearances for the club, the sort of tally that puts him unquestionably as one of the top strikers in world football.

However, adapting to life in the Premier League could bring its challenges as he adapts to a faster and more physical league than the Bundesliga.

Fans and pundits alike have all been discussing how Haaland will fare, and according to the Premier League’s record goalscorer Alan Shearer, the striker should be just fine.

The Newcastle United legend tweeted: “A brilliant signing. How many goals next season, 30-35?”


Shearer took to Twitter to share his excitement at the signing

Shearer took to Twitter to share his excitement at the signing

Shearer thinks that Haaland could get 30 or 35 goals next term

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Shearer thinks that Haaland could get 30 or 35 goals next term

The most expensive signing in the summer of 1992 was Alan Shearer, who moved to Blackburn Rovers in a £3.6m deal from Southampton – click the arrow above, right, to see each summer's priciest transfer since

Shearer bagged 34 Premier League goals back in 1993-94

Should the Norway star get anywhere near those figures, then there’s every chance we might have a Golden Boot contender on our hands.

Mohamed Salah and Heung-min Son shared the prize last term with a tally of 23 goals to their names, while it’s been four years since someone last exceeded that amount in a Premier League season.

That came in 2017/18 when Salah bagged a stunning 32 goals in the league, a tally that followed Harry Kane’s tally of 29 in 2016/17.

However, the record number of goals scored in a Premier League season is split between Andy Cole and that man Shearer, who both scored 34 goals in what was then a 42-game season during their time at Newcastle and Blackburn respectively in 1993-94 and 1994-95.

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