Man City and Borussia Dortmund have agreed for the signing of Erling Haaland
Manchester City has agreed to pay roughly £55 million to Borussia Dortmund for Norway attacker Erling Haaland.
The 21-year-old was one of the most sought-after players in the world, with early interest from every top club in signing Haaland this summer due to his cheap release clause, which was once thought to be above £60 million but has since been shown to be lower.
It came down to a shootout between City and Real Madrid in the end, with the former securing a deal earlier this week, after which Haaland was quickly released by Dortmund to sort things out.
Manchester City can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on 1st July 2022.
The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 10, 2022
The agreement has now been confirmed, with City stating that Haaland has agreed to join them at the Etihad Stadium.
“Manchester City can confirm that we have achieved an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on July 1, 2022,” the club said in a statement.
“The transfer is contingent on the Club and the player agreeing to terms.”
According to 90min, Haaland has agreed to a five-year contract with a smaller pay than current top earner Kevin De Bruyne, but his contract includes plenty of bonuses that might get him closer to the Belgian’s income.
This summer, Haaland will join Pep Guardiola’s squad alongside January signing Julian Alvarez, bolstering a forward line that is already one of the best in the Premier League.