Official: Man City announce agreement with Borussia Dortmund for Erling Haaland
Manchester City have confirmed an agreement to sign Norway striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for around £55m.
The 21-year-old was one of the most in-demand talents in world football, with early every top side expressing an interest in signing Haaland this summer because of his bargain release clause, which was initially believed to be above £60m but has now been revealed to be lower.
In a statement released on Tuesday, 10th May, the club said the following:
“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 1st July 2022.
The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player.”
Reports say Haaland has agreed five-year deal on a wage lower than that of current top earner Kevin De Bruyne, but his contract includes plenty of bonuses which can take him up towards the Belgian’s salary.
Haaland will join up with Pep Guardiola’s squad this summer alongside January signing Julian Alvarez, both of whom will bolster a forward line which is already one of the most potent in the Premier League.
Haaland has been in scintillating form this season with 21 league goals in 23 appearances.