Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain is confident that Erling Haaland can get "even better" working with Pep Guardiola following confirmation of his transfer to the Premier League champions. 

The 21-year-old has established himself among the best strikers in the world following exceptional displays at Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund, boasting a remarkable record of 86 goals in 89 appearances for the Bundesliga side. 

That provides a daunting task for opposition defenders in the Premier League, and Begiristain has issued a further warning by backing Norway international Haaland to continue to improve and develop under the guidance of Guardiola. 

"We have been monitoring Erling for several years now, so we are delighted to bring him here to Manchester City," he told the club’s official website. 

"He is a huge talent and has been one of the best strikers in Europe over the last few seasons.

"His goalscoring record is exceptional and his performances at Borussia Dortmund and in the Champions League in particular have proved he can succeed at the highest level. 

"Erling has everything we want in a striker and we are certain he will excel in this squad and this system. 

"His rise has been remarkable, but he is still only 21. His best years are ahead of him and we are confident he can get even better working with Pep. 

"This is a very exciting signing for our club, and I am sure our fans will enjoy watching Erling perform in this team."

The son of former City player Alf-Inge, Haaland's arrival will finally hand Guardiola the recognised centre-forward he has been seeking since Sergio Aguero's departure at the end of the 2020-21 season. 

City had attempted to sign Tottenham's England captain Harry Kane last year following Aguero's exit but were unable to secure an agreement with their Premier League rivals. 

Despite their lack of an out-and-out recognised striker, City went on to win a fourth Premier League title in five seasons last time out.