Football Manager 2022: Erling Haaland's Next Club Experiment

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Football Manager 2022 is here, meaning you can jump in now and start conducting your own experiments thanks to the FM Editor.

With world-class wonderkid Erling Haaland tipped for a big move next summer, we figured we'd take a look into our Football Manager crystal ball and see what the Norweigan striker's future may look like if he chose to move away from Borussia Dortmund.

With three main clubs linked with a big move for the talented striker, we've simulated three scenarios for Haaland. Where do you think he'll find his greatest success?

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PSG

PSG are mega-rich and have a tendency to swallow attacking talent, with Messi, Neymar and Mbappe already on their roster.

With Mbappe slated for a move away after this season, they may well turn to arguably the finest striker available right now, Erling Haaland.

We moved Haaland to France for £80 million at the start of Football Manager 2022, simulating his first year in the French capital, and here are the results.

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You won't be shocked to see that Haaland continued his terrific goalscoring form at PSG, scoring 21 goals in 32 league appearances, notching 9 assists and an eye-watering 7 player of the match awards.

The Norweigan giant also recorded an average rating of 7.68, inevitably helping PSG to cruise to the Ligue 1 title.

There was to be no grand success in the Champions League for Haaland and co. with the French giants bowing out at the quarter final stage.

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Haaland was pipped to the post by teammate Kylian Mbappe for the golden boot, although the current Dortmund frontman did manage to make it into the French team of the season.

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Overall, Haaland notched an impressive 30 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions, notching 11 assists, 7 player of the match awards and gaining an overall average rating of 7.65.

A solid start to this Football Manager 2022 experiment.

Manchester City

The current Premier League title holders have heard it for months from pundits and fans that they desperately need a striker.

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We solved Pep's problem by handing him the best young striker in the world in Football Manager 2022, with Haaland moving to Manchester City for £80 million.

Here are the results:

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Haaland tore apart the Premier League, achieving incredible things both personally and as a team player.

The Norweigan giant scored 20 goals in 33 appearances, bagging 4 assists and 3 player of the match awards.

With an average rating of 7.49 across his league appearances, you won't be surprised to hear that Manchester City won the Premier League with relative ease.

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The accolades didn't stop there, with Haaland also guiding Manchester City to an iconic treble that included the Premier League, FA Cup, and the Champions League.

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Erling Haaland won the Premier League golden boot and young player of the season award, storming his way to great success in England in Football Manager 2022.

Overall, Haaland scored 39 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions, grabbing 7 assists and 9 player of the match awards.

Real Madrid

Our final destination for Haaland in this Football Manager 2022 experiment is the Santiago Bernabeu, home to the iconic Real Madrid.

With Florentino Perez dreaming of a Haaland and Mbappe 2022 double swoop, we simulated the outcome if Madrid managed to snag the Norweigan half of that MEGA deal.

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Like France and England, Haaland conquered Spain, grabbing 17 goals in 32 appearances, notching 7 assists and collecting 4 player of the match awards.

As with every other team in this Football Manager 2022 experiment, Haaland took home the league title, but he did end up finishing 4th place in the goalscoring charts.

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Real Madrid fell at the semi-final stage of the Champions League, whilst they also lost to city rivals Atletico in the latter stages of the Copa Del Rey.

Overall, Haaland finished with 26 goals across 44 games in all competitions, notching 10 assists and collecting 6 player of the match awards, another impressive season for this future world-beater.

Erling Haaland's career could go in many different directions this summer, but we're confident - as is Football Manager 2022 - that the young Norweigan is destined for success wherever he goes.

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