Manchester Metropolis mentioned on Tuesday they’d reached an settlement to signal Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund — ending their hunt for a top-class centre-forward. “Manchester Metropolis can verify we’ve reached an settlement in precept with Borussia Dortmund for the switch of striker Erling Haaland to the membership on 1st July 2022,” the Premier League champions mentioned in an announcement. “The switch stays topic to the membership finalising phrases with the participant.”
Haaland will transfer to the Etihad Stadium after Metropolis opted to set off the ahead’s launch clause, reportedly 75 million euros ($79 million).
The deal for the 21-year-old ends Metropolis’s lengthy seek for a specialist striker to exchange report goalscorer, who left final yr.
The membership tried however failed in a high-profile try and prise England captain away from Tottenham Hotspur.
Haaland, whose father Alf-Inge performed for Metropolis from 2000 to 2003, has been sensational since becoming a member of Dortmund from RB Salzburg in January 2020, scoring 85 objectives in 88 appearances for the German facet.
Earlier Tuesday, Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola dropped a heavy trace that Haaland was on his solution to Manchester.
“Everyone is aware of the scenario,” he mentioned. “I should not speak as a result of I do not like to speak concerning the future or subsequent season. Borussia Dortmund and Man Metropolis informed me I am not allowed to say something till it is utterly accomplished.”
Metropolis, who’re the Premier League’s top-scorers this season with 89 objectives, have typically performed and not using a recognised striker this season.
is their prime scorer with 24 objectives in all competitions, forward of (16), (15) and (14).
Metropolis, who lead Liverpool by three factors on the prime of the Premier League desk with simply three video games to go, are closing in on a fourth English league title in 5 years.
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