Norwegian striker Erling Haaland has handed out dozens of expensive watches to team-mates and club staff in a farewell gift reportedly worth around half a million euros before joining Manchester City.

Bild newspaper said on Friday Haaland had given each of his 33 team-mates as well as coaching staff a luxury time piece worth as much as 15,000 euros each.

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Club staff, including medical and support personnel, also received watches, worth up to 7,000 apiece according to the newspaper.

The prolific 21-year-old forward agreed to join City earlier this month in a multi-year deal that reportedly could exceed 300 million euros, including his salary, agent fees and bonuses.

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