Mercato: Manchester City formalizes an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for Erling Haaland

This time, the Erling Haaland soap opera is officially over. In a brief statement released on Tuesday afternoon, Manchester City confirmed the rumors that had been circulating for twenty-four hours: Erling Haaland will soon be a new Skyblues player. “Manchester City can confirm they have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland on July 1, 2022“, writes the Premier League leader, who however specifies that he still has to find an agreement with the player.

According to the British press, City have agreed to lift the Norwegian striker’s release clause, set at 75 million euros. But for its part, the chain Sky Italia ensures that the British club will pay “only” 60 million into the coffers of the BvB. Halaand is expected to sign a contract until 2027, with a net salary of 30 million euros per year. In total, the Citizens will therefore pay a hundred million euros for this transfer, between commissions, signing bonus and salary. According to Belgian media The last hourHaaland had made his medical visit Monday in Brussels on the side of the Erasmus hospital.

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Asked a little earlier in the day about this, Pep Guardiola, he preferred to kick in touch: “Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City told me that I had no right to say anything until the transaction was completely closed (…) I can’t say anything, sorry. We’ll have time to talk about it. ” Eliminated in the semi-finals of the Champions League by Real Madrid, the Spanish coach has something to smile about: Haaland will be his new scorer next season. A huge blow.

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