After months of speculation, Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Haaland is finally set to become a Manchester City player after agreeing to personal terms and passing a medical test this week with the reigning Premier League champions.
City have officially triggered the £63million ($77.93 million) release clause in Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund contract, to beat Champions League conquerors Real Madrid to sign the young striker.
The former Borussia Dortmund man is viewed by many as one of the top strikers in the game and has produced an unbelievably prolific career despite being just 21.
Haaland has been prolific at Dortmund where he has scored 85 goals in just 88 appearances. There is no doubt that Haaland will send shivers across the Premier League; he looks ready-made for the blood and thunder that is the English top-flight and City, at last, have their Sergio Aguero replacement.
Haaland will earn wages on a similar scale to City’s current highest earner Kevin De Bruyne, but with bonuses and incremental wage rises he is very much likely to become their highest earner during his stay at the Etihad Stadium.
Haaland and his father, former City and Leeds midfielder Alf-Inge, assessed all of his options for the next stage of his phenomenal career and were ultimately swayed by Pep Guardiola and his style of play.