Manchester City officially finalised the recruitment of Norway striker Erling Haaland on a five-year deal from Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, the Premier League champions officially confirmed. check out complete details about it below.
Manchester City did have not disclose payment terms of the transaction, but German media speculated that the overall cost of acquiring Haaland may reach 300 million euros ($314.22 million), comprising his pay, agency fees, and incentives.
Following signing Dortmund from Austrian side Salzburg two years ago, the 21-year-old striker’s worth has risen due to his prolific play.
“I’ve always enjoyed watching City and have really enjoyed doing so in past few seasons,” added Haaland, who has scored 86 goals in all competitions for Dortmund after making his debut in January 2020.
“You can’t help but love their style of play; it’s entertaining and they generate a lot of opportunities, which is ideal for a guy like myself.” “I want to score goals, win trophies, and progress as a footballer, and I am certain that I can achieve that here,” said the Norwegian, who will join City on July 1.
In 2020-21, Haaland, his father Alf-Inge was a City player from 2000 to 2003, won the German Cup and the Bundesliga Player of the Season title.
Manchester City have been looking for a replacement for Sergio Aguero, the club’s all-time leading scorer with 254 goals, who left to Barcelona on a free transfer last year.
Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus would never be a consistent starter, with coach Pep Guardiola frequently using a midfielder as a “false nine” to lead the offense.
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