Man City star Kevin De Bruyne ‘copies Erling Haaland’ after hat-trick vs Wolves

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Kevin De Bruyne paid tribute to Manchester City’s newest recruit following his hat-trick against Wolves by mimicking Erling Haaland’s goal celebration. There has been a vibrant mood around City this week following confirmation from the club that Haaland will be the latest player to join Pep Guardiola’s star-studded squad.

For a reported fee of just £51million, Haaland could result in being the steal of the summer transfer window. Aymeric Laporte was the first City player to react to news of Haaland’s signing, stating he’s happy at not having to worry about marking the striker again.

And the news has clearly gone down well with other first team stars at City. Guardiola’s side are still pushing to win their fourth title in five years and moved one step closer on Wednesday night after a masterclass from De Bruyne in the first half.

The Belgium international bagged a hat-trick and marked the achievement by copying Haaland’s recognisable celebration.

De Bruyne found a pocket of space on the edge of the box and fired in a rocket of a left-footed strike past the helpless Jose Sa before wheeling off to the corner flag. And the midfielder then stopped to hold his hands up meditating, copying Haaland’s famous celebration for both Dortmund and Norway.

Haaland explained the origin of his “zen” celebration back in 2020 shortly after his move from Red Bull Salzburg.

“I really enjoy meditation,” Haaland said, when asked about the meaning behind the celebration. “It makes feel calm and gives me tranquillity. This is why I sometimes celebrate like that when I score.”

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