Erling Haaland has agreed terms on a summer transfer to Manchester City, 90 minutes understand.
The Norwegian striker has been one of Europe’s most in-demand players since moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2021, scoring 85 goals in just 88 games for BVB, and he’s closing in on the Premier League champions.
90 minutes recently confirmed that Haaland’s father, ex-City star Alf-Inge, has been leading the talks in recent weeks, holding talks with his former club about the role they envision for his son.
Pep Guardiola has set out his ideas on how Haaland will fit into City’s system, which currently doesn’t employ a natural centre-forward. But after long talks, Haaland is happy with the plans the club have for him.
Haaland will earn a salary similar to that of City’s current highest earner in Kevin De Bruyne, but with additional bonuses and salary increases he is very likely to become their highest earner during his time at the Etihad Stadium.
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Dortmund have long accepted that Haaland will leave this summer and have planned accordingly – they have already agreed a deal for his long-term replacement in the form of German starlet Karim Adeyemi.
It is believed Dortmund will demand City pay Haaland’s full release clause, although City have previously hoped a deal paid in instalments but totaling a higher overall fee would be agreed.
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