Man City confirm deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker

Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 appearances for Dortmund since joining from RB Salzburg in January 2020.

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Manchester City have confirmed an agreement to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland for £51.1m.

City have paid the 21-year-old’s release clause and expect to pay £85.5m in total when agent fees, signing bonus and other costs are taken into account.

Haaland will join City on July 1, subject to the club finalizing terms with the player.

Sky Sports News reported that the 21-year-old completed his medical visit to Erasmus Hospital in Brussels on Monday.

Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano told Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke last week that City were ready to activate the striker’s release clause and that the two clubs had moved quickly to agree a deal. deal.

Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 appearances for Dortmund since joining from RB Salzburg in January 2020. Dortmund’s last game of the season is Saturday’s home game against Hertha Berlin.

Asked about the deal to sign the Norwegian during his press conference on Tuesday, Guardiola said“Everyone knows the situation.

“Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City have told me that I’m not allowed to say anything until the deal is completely done. I can’t speak, I’m sorry. We’ll have time to speak.”

Klopp: Haaland deal ‘will set new levels’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the Haaland deal will “set new levels” in the transfer market, with the summer window officially opening on June 10.

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports Newshe said: “I signed a new contract knowing that City wouldn’t stop developing. It’s not up to City whether we can be happy or not, it’s about us and what we can do with it.

“You have so many opportunities and so many different ways to win a game of football, and we have to find just one. It’s obviously possible and we can do it.

“We play City two, three – with cup competitions, the Champions League – five, six times maybe a year but not more often than anything else.

“If Erling Haaland goes there, it won’t weaken them, certainly not. I think enough has been said about this transfer. I know there is a lot of talk about money, but this transfer will set new levels, let me to say it like that.”

Dortmund will replace Haaland with Adeyemi

Dortmund are set to sign Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi as a replacement for Haaland.

The 20-year-old has scored 23 goals in 42 games this season while adding eight assists.

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