Official: Manchester City announce Erling Haaland agreement

Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund to sign Erling Haaland in the summer transfer window.

Manchester City have made an official statement to confirm that they have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Erling Haaland in the summer transfer window. The completion of the move is subject to the finalisation of personal terms with the Norwegian striker.

Erling Haaland has taken no time to establish himself as one of the best strikers in Europe, with the 21-year-old going from strength to strength since bursting into the limelight in the 2019/20 season. The youngster has grown in stature even more following his move to Borussia Dortmund in January 2020.

Haaland has an impressive record of 85 goals and 23 assists in 88 appearances for Dortmund. And the Norwegian international’s exploits have not gone unnoticed, with some of the most high profile clubs in Europe, including Manchester City, setting their sights on him.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain, among others, have shown an interest in Haaland. But the former Red Bull Salzburg forward’s links with Manchester City through his father had given the reigning Premier League champions the edge in the race to sign him in the summer transfer window.

Recent reports claimed that Haaland gave the green light to join Manchester City and end his 30-month association with Dortmund. And the 21-year-old will potentially be a fantastic addition to the Manchester City squad, considering Sergio Aguero’s departure from the Etihad last summer had left a massive void in their attacking department.

Reports this week pointed toward Manchester City moving quickly to secure the services of the Dortmund star this week. And the Premier League champions have officially announced that they have reached an agreement with the Black and Yellows to sign Haaland in the summer transfer window.

The presence of a release clause in Haaland’s contract had European bigwigs clamouring for his signature this summer. And as per the reliable David Ornstein of The Athletic, the said exit clause is valued at just €60 million instead of the previously reported €75 million. The completion of Haaland’s transfer to Manchester City is now subject to the finalisation of personal terms, following which he will move to the Etihad on July 1.

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