Aymeric Laporte sends message to Erling Haaland with Manchester City transfer confirmed

A deal to bring the Borussia Dortmund striker to the Etihad Stadium was announced on Tuesday, with a transfer agreed in principle.

Haaland, one of Europe’s most prolific strikers, is set to join Pep Guardiola’s side on July 1, 2022 and will follow in the footsteps of his father Alf-Inge, who played for City between 2000 and 2003.

City tried and failed to sign Tottenham star Harry Kane last summer after already saying goodbye to top scorer Sergio Aguero.

Haaland has scored 61 goals in 66 Bundesliga games since moving to Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020, as well as 23 times in 19 Champions League appearances.

Joining a side that have beaten the rest of the Premier League this season, Haaland’s arrival in the Premier League will do little to lighten the mood among those trying to break City’s domestic dominance.

Taking to Twitter, Laporte said: “Glad we’re not chasing this guy for the next two years.

“Welcome Erling.”

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