Manchester City set to sign Erling Haaland
Ricky Gray | May 11, 2022
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The 21-year old will move to the Etihad Stadium this summer.
Striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund will head to Manchester City after the agreement is officially completed and signed into effect.
This contract will make Haaland one of the highest-paid players at the club, however, sources told ESPN that he won't top midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. De Bruyne is their highest-paid player, earning about £375,000-a-week.
According to ESPN's sources, Haaland's release clause is €60m, and is set to sign a five-year deal.
A statement from the club was released: "Manchester City can confirm we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the club on July 1, 2022."
The statement continued: "The transfer remains subject to the club finalizing terms with the player." Once the transfer goes through, Dortmund stated they expect a "positive effect on the key earnings figures for the 2022-2023 financial year."
Haaland joined Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020 and scored 41 goals in 41 games last season. With Norway, he has scored 15 goals in 17 games after making his debut in 2019.
In 34 appearances, he's scored 36 goals for his club and country so far this season.
Once signed to Man City, he'll play for the same club that his father Alfie represented from 2000 to 2003. Sources told ESPN that Alfie Haaland played a key role in negotiations with City while agent, Mino Raiola, was ill.
Manchester City attempted to land Harry Kane last summer from the Tottenham Hotspur club but was unable to. With Haaland's arrival, the club will get the much-needed striker that its been looking for.