Manchester City Confirms Agreement To Sign Erling Haaland From Dortmund

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Manchester City have reached an agreement to sign Norwegian striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund on July 1, the defending Premier League champions announced.

Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 games for Dortmund since his debut in January 2020. He was last season’s top scorer in the Champions League as well as the UEFA Nations League.

This season he has 21 goals in the Bundesliga from 20 starts, with Dortmund set to finish second in the league behind champions Bayern Munich when the season concludes on Saturday.

“The transfer remains subject to the club finalising terms with the player,” Manchester City said.

British media reported Haaland had passed his medical on Monday, with Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp saying it was a transfer that will “set new levels” in the Premier League. read more 

City have been in the hunt to replace Sergio Aguero after the Argentine striker — the club’s all-time top scorer with 254 goals — moved to Barcelona on a free transfer last year.

The 21-year-old striker’s value has skyrocketed thanks to his prolific form at Dortmund after joining them from Austrian side Salzburg two years ago.

Dortmund also signed Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi as Haaland’s replacement.

Chidi Nwoke/Reuters/Manchester City.

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