Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund announced on Tuesday May 10 that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, who would wear the English club’s jersey from next season, once his contract is signed. “The transfer remains subject to the finalization of the terms [du contrat] with the player, said the Citizens. Dortmund, which is listed on the stock exchange, also communicated to announce that Haaland was “on the verge of signing with Manchester City”.
The 21-year-old striker, considered one of the best players of his generation, has scored 85 goals in 88 games for Dortmund since joining in January 2020.
The British press had given the imminent formalization of this transfer on Monday, stating that the English club had informed its German counterpart of its intention to activate the player’s release clause, initially mentioned at 75 million euros but which would be, finally, 60 million euros, according to several media.
A gigantic contract awaits him in Manchester, which should immediately make him one of the highest paid players in the club and the Premier League, with an estimated salary of more than 20 million euros per year and a contract of five years.
Just two hours before this announcement, Pep Guardiola said he could not comment on the information on the player’s upcoming signing. “Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City told me that I had no right to say anything until the transaction was completely closed”he had replied, during a press conference, before the late match of the 33and Premier League day on Wednesday at Wolverhampton.