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Erling Haaland ‘leaks’ Man City shirt number while on holiday

  /  colashin

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland appears to have accidentally let slip his shirt number before the official announcement.

Haaland is City's headline summer signing, arriving in a deal worth £51million as the Premier League champions secured Sergio Aguero's long-term successor.

The Norwegian has been unveiled by City but confirmation of which squad number has remained a mystery - until today.

A video showing Haaland on holiday in Marbella has surfaced online. The striker is holding up a City shirt with his name and the No9 on the back, as he takes photos with a fan.

The No9 shirt was widely expected to be Haaland's pick, but any confirmation was on pause until Gabriel Jesus - the previous occupier - had left the club.

Arsenal confirmed the signing of Jesus in a £45million deal on Monday, paving the way for Haaland to take up the iconic striker shirt.

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City fans should see Haaland in action for the first time on July 21 when the club take on Club America in their first pre-season friendly.