Photo: Man City's Erling Haaland and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer meet
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Photo: Man City's Erling Haaland and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer meet

Erling Haaland has been getting tips from Alan Shearer after meeting the Newcastle United legend.

The 22-year-old is set for his first season in England, having joined Manchester City earlier in the summer. He cost Pep Guardiola’s side £51million.

Haaland is one of the best strikers in the world, and the thought of him in the Premier League’s best team is somewhat terrifying. And that’s despite a rather underwhelming debut in the Community Shield last weekend.

Many will be expecting the Norwegian to challenge for the golden boot, and he could go on to break records if he scores at the rate expected of him.

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But there’s only one all-time record scorer in the Premier League, and it’s Wor Al. And he’s met Haaland ahead of the new season.

Haaland meets Shearer

City’s number nine met up with Shearer earlier this week, who was on media duty for BBC Sport and The Athletic.

The pair then posed for a picture, which Haaland has shared on his official Instagram account, where he has a whopping 17.5million followers.

Underneath the picture, Haaland wrote the caption: “Got a few tips from this guy today.”

Now that is a terrifying thought. The brightest young striker in the game today getting a few lessons from the Premier League’s greatest ever goalscorer.

No one has come close to Shearer’s 260 Premier League goals, with Wayne Rooney in second place with 208. The closest active player is Harry Kane, who is on 183.

Haaland has got a long way to go to get close to those numbers, but Shearer clearly believes he is capable. The Toon hero tipped Haaland to score 40 goals a season shortly after his move to Manchester City.

Newcastle face Haaland this month

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Newcastle supporters will get their first chance to see Haaland close up this month. Manchester City head to St James’ Park on August 21st.

Eddie Howe’s defenders will have the unenviable job of neutralising Haaland, who will be hoping to start the season well against West Ham on Sunday.

Manchester City tore us apart twice last season, and they did it without a recognised striker. Now they’ve got Haaland, and his arrival could completely change the game.

Newcastle struggled against City in 2021/22, and it will likely be even tougher this time around – especially since one of our own in Shearer has been giving him tips on scoring goals in the Premier League.