Man City Signs Erling Haaland in a 51 Million Deal from Borrusia

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After Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund secured an agreement, Erling Haaland, one of the most prolific and sought-after strikers in the world, will play in the English Premier League next season. 

Months of conjecture had surrounded the 21-year-future, old’s with recent speculations of a move to City gaining traction. 

“Manchester City can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for forward Erling Haaland’s move to the club on July 1, 2022,” the club stated in a statement on Tuesday. 

“Terms of the transfer are subject to agreement between the club and the player.” 

City will purportedly pay the Norwegian striker’s release clause of 60 million euros (about $63 million), putting an end to the EPL champion’s search for a striker after Sergio Agüero’s departure last summer. 

The possibility of Haaland joining City worries City’s opponents since Pep Guardiola’s side has failed to find a cutting edge up front this season, despite winning the league. 

Haaland has 85 goals in 88 games for Dortmund since signing from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020. He scored a hat-trick on his Bundesliga debut, and rumors regarding his future move followed him throughout his two-and-a-half-year tenure in Germany. 

The striker will follow in the footsteps of his father, former City midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland, who played for the club from 2000 to 2003. 

Haaland was born in the year 2000 in Leeds, England, and grew up in Bryne, Norway, where he was a member of the local junior football club. He joined Molde in 2017 and Salzburg two years later, scoring 29 goals in 27 appearances, including eight in one Champions League group stage.

Erling Haaland has joined Man City for what reason? 

City have been a home force in recent years, but European glory has eluded them. 

With Sergio Aguero, the club’s all-time leading scorer, set to leave as a free agent in 2021, the widespread assumption is that another dangerous No.9 is needed to break the club’s continental duck. 

Guardiola tried numerous times to wrest Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur before the current season, but the England captain proved tough to lure away from Premier League rivals. 

The focus swiftly shifted to Haaland, who is poised to follow in his father’s footsteps by adorning the City bookshelves.

 


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Allison Corrigan

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