WATCH: Thomas Tuchel almost spits water out of his mouth when asked to give any advice to Manchester City’s new signing Erling Haaland

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of the Borussia Dortmund superstar, with Haaland set to complete his move in the summer.

Manchester City recently confirmed the signing of the Borussia Dortmund superstar, Erling Haaland, who is set to complete his move in the summer.

The Citizens confirmed the signing of Haaland on Tuesday following months of speculation surrounding the Borussia Dortmund superstar. Some of Europe’s top clubs have been in the running for the 21-year-old’s signature, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United all being linked over the past.

It’s City though that have won the race for one of the world’s hottest footballing properties. Manchester City have activated the release clause of around £64million in the 21-year-old’s contract. Haaland will immediately become one of the best-paid players in the Premier League.

Former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, though, wasn’t in the mood to give the striker a helping hand ahead of his arrival this summer. Tuchel was asked at his press conference on Tuesday if he would give the Norwegian striker any advice ahead of the move. He almost spit some water out of his mouth after listening to this question as he became completely shocked.

He then replied, “No advice. No advice. It’s not sure yet and if he does not play for us I will not give any advice.”

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Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea Takeover

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea

Todd Boehly will become Chelsea’s controlling owner when the US magnate’s consortium completes the £4.25billion Stamford Bridge club purchase. Eldridge Industries founder and Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Boehly will hold the most influence in the consortium that will buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich.

Chelsea head coach admits takeover talk has been a distraction for players. Tuchel said, “It has for sure, I don’t think there’s any sense in hiding from the fact that it is a distraction. It’s a question of to which level we can still live up to even if we are distracted, worried or disadvantaged by it.”

“Some players like Toni [Antonio Rudiger] then decided to change the club, so every day it gets a bit more difficult. It’s not impossible, but it gets more difficult and it does have an influence. We’re looking for a level where we’re still competitive and win games. It’s still no excuse but it is for sure a reason,” added the coach.

Chelsea will face Leeds United on May 11, the result of which will have impact on both side of the Premier League table.

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