Haaland’s City move close

Breaking News: Erling Haaland's blockbuster transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Premier League Champions Manchester City is a 'done deal'

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Dortmund's Erling Haaland enters the stadium. Photo: Bernd Thiss - Credit: dpa picture alliance/Alamy Live News

Stiker Erling Haaland’s multi-million pound transfer to Manchester City is a ‘done deal’, according to sources in Germany.

Athletic journalist David Ornstein broke the news of the agreement between the two European giants on Twitter this morning.


Sources in Germany have told The Athletic that the Norwegian’s move to England should be confirmed later this week.

Personal terms between Haaland and City were agreed last month meaning an agreement between the two clubs is all that stands in the way of the blockbuster deal.

The former Red Bull Salzburg man is said to have a release clause of €75 million written into his current Dortmund contract which will pave the way for the 21-year-old’s Bundesliga exit.

Man City manager Pep Guardiola has been in hot pursuit of a new front man since Sergio Aguero departed the Premier League for Barcelona last season, leading to the club missing out on Harry Kane in the same window.

This comes just nine months after owner Sheikh Mansour made winger Jack Grealish the most expensive English player in history after splashing an eye-watering £100 million on the at-the-time Aston Villa star.

The Manchester club will also be boosted in attack next season by young forward Julian Alvarez’s arrival at the Etihad this summer. The 22-year-old sealed a move to the Citizens on 31 January 2022 and has spent the remainder of the 2021/22 season on loan at Argentinian club River Plate.

However, Alvarez will have a tough task dislodging Haaland from Guardiola’s favoured XI as the Norwegian has netted 85 goals in his 88 Dortmund appearances, which will surely boost City’s bid to claim yet another Premier League title.