Manchester City have confirmed that Erling Haaland will sign a five-year contract with them during the summer transfer window, with the reigning Premier League champions agreeing to pay the £51 million ($63 million) fee that will trigger a release clause in the striker’s contract at Borussia Dortmund.
The prolific Norwegian international has piqued the curiosity of top clubs throughout Europe since breaking into the Champions League scene at Red Bull Salzburg in 2019, with the choice made to go to Germany during the January transfer window of that season.
A fantastic strike rate of 85 goals in 88 games has been maintained at Dortmund, and the 21-year-exceptional old’s skill set will now be added to the star-studded ranks working under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
Release clauses standing between Man City and Haaland.
According to GOAL, Manchester City’s deal for Borussia Dortmund attacker Erling Haaland may be finalised as early as this week.
Personal conditions are said to have been agreed upon, and City simply has to activate the €75 million (£63 million/$81 million) release clause.
The Norwegian international has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich, but he will join Manchester United, where his father Alfie played in the early 2000s.
Real Madrid were rebuffed by Haaland over a release clause (Cadena SER)
According to Cadena SER, Real Madrid failed to recruit Erling Haaland because they refused to meet agent Mino Raiola’s demands for a €150 million release clause.
Raiola wanted that the release clause be activated as early as the second year of his contract, but Madrid refused, and negotiations broke down. Now, Haaland appears to be on his way to Manchester City this summer.
The transfer of Haaland to Man City is complete (The Athletic)
According to The Athletic, Erling Haaland’s move to Manchester City might be completed this week, with the Premier League champions finalizing a deal for the Borussia Dortmund striker.
A talented Norwegian forward has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona, but he looks to be following in the footsteps of his father, Alf Inge, by joining Chelsea.