Manchester City report: Erling Haaland agrees terms to join

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for just £63m.

That’s according to daily mailthat ensure that the Scandinavian forward has a contract of more than half a million pounds a week and will snub the interest of all Europe to sign for Pep Guardiola’s team.

Haaland is also following in his father’s footsteps: Father Alf-Inge also played for City. A midfielder who moved from Leeds in 2000, senior Haaland spent three seasons at Maine Road.

Alf Inge Haaland

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The £63m fee is merely the release clause that City are seeking to activate. The clause comes into force this summer, with Dortmund previously hoping to be able to extend the Norwegian’s contract for another year and convince him to continue his development in the Bundesliga.

City’s rivals Manchester United have also had long-standing interest, with the last two occupants of the bench, Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, having personal links with Haaland. Real Madrid were the other closest team to City in terms of securing Haaland, although they have all their eggs in the basket for Kylian Mbappe and are looking to sign him for free this summer following the expiry of his contract with PSG.

PSG striker Kylian Mbappé warming up before a match

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The report adds that the 21-year-old would make his first appearances for City on the club’s American tour this summer.

Haaland has 82 goals in 85 games for Dortmund and 15 international goals in just 17 games. Transfermarkt value it at £135 million

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