Erling Haaland has left supporters confused after being pictured wearing a Coventry City shirt while receiving birthday messages.
The striker turned 22 on Thursday and was sent birthday wishes from many of his friends over Instagram. In one of them, the Norwegian was bizarrely shown wearing a Coventry shirt while sitting at a table with a friend.
The shirt was worn by the Sky Blues in the 2020/2021 season, the club's first back in the Championship. Having signed for Manchester City at the start of the summer, it was thought that Haaland would be seen in their sky blue kit first.
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Instead though, it is the shirt of Coventry that Haaland has been seen wearing. And the Instagram post has left many fans confused, with those supporting Coventry joking about their delight about their 'new signing'.
"Erling haaland in a Coventry shirt wouldn’t that have been a great signing I wish," one supporter said. Another added: "@Coventry_City some signing this lads @ErlingHaaland welcome to the real sky blues."
A third said: "Haaland in a cov top?? forget Man City he signing for coventry, deal done, best thing I’ve seen all week tho." Another fan tweeted: "No this is not a joke. Erling Haaland is wearing a Coventry top."
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A fifth fan called for Haaland to be supplied with a kit: "With our compliments, @Coventry_City please can you send both the away kits to @ErlingHaaland for his birthday, thank you in advance (our foots in the door, we need to play the long game here)." While another concluded: "In other news @ErlingHaaland is a @Coventry_City fan! Who knew. Great to see him in the real Sky Blue."
Haaland is set to finally make his debut for City on Saturday night when Pep Guardiola's men face Bayern Munich. Niggling injuries have so far kept the striker on the bench, presumably where he's watched his apparently beloved Coventry win all four of their pre-season friendlies so far.
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