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.
According to some reports, in the end, it came down between two clubs City and Real Madrid with the former securing a contract earlier this week, following which Haaland was swiftly ‘released’ by Dortmund to straighten things out.
The agreement has now been confirmed on Manchester City’s official Twitter handle, with City stating that after an agreement with Dortmund, Haaland will join them at the Etihad Stadium on 1st July 2022.
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 21-year-old has 85 goals in 88 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions, whilst being the fastest player in Champions League history to reach 20 goals (14 games) and the youngest player to end a single season as the competition’s top scorer in 2020/21.
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.