Manchester City have agreed to sign striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund

14 May 2022 | 08:25 | Football

Manchester City said on Tuesday that they had reached an agreement to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund – ending the hunt for a top-class centre-back. “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 1 July 2022,” the Premier League champions said in a statement. An announcement. “The transfer is still subject to the club’s final terms with the player.”

Haaland will move to the Etihad Stadium after City chose to activate the striker’s release clause, believed to be 75 million euros ($79 million).

The deal with the 21-year-old ends Man City’s search for a professional striker to replace the record goalscorer Sergio Aguerowho left last year.

The club attempted but failed in a high-profile attempt to award England captaincy Harry Kane away from Tottenham Hotspur.

Haaland, whose father Alf-Inge played for City between 2000 and 2003, has impressed since joining Dortmund from RB Salzburg in January 2020, scoring 85 goals in 88 appearances for the German side. .

Earlier on Tuesday, Man City manager Pep Guardiola gave a heavy hint that Haaland is on his way to Manchester.

“Everybody knows the situation,” he said. “I shouldn’t talk because I don’t like to talk about the future or next season. Borussia Dortmund and Man City have told me I’m not allowed to say anything until it’s completely done.”

Man City, the Premier League’s top scorer this season with 89 goals, have often gone without a recognized striker this season.

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Riyad Mahrez is their top scorer with 24 goals in all competitions, before Raheem Sterling (16), Kevin De Bruyne (15) and Phil Foden (14).

Man City, leading Liverpool by 3 points with the top of the Premier League table with only 3 games left, are closing their fourth English league title in five years.

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