Sportmail has said that Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is set to join Manchester City this summer. A source in Germany said the 21-year-old would now choose the move to City. Haaland has a £63million release clause in his Dortmund contract. And his agent, Mino Raiola, will also earn a substantial sum, according to reports. The agreement structure has already been discussed and is ready to be formalized by the city authorities.
Those fees, plus a bonus, will take the total to about £100m for Manchester City, who rank him as their No. 1 priority. Manchester City is to cope with player expenses. Although Teams like Barcelona and PSG are also interested in the player. But City’s biggest challenger is Real Madrid, who will keep battling for his signature.
Pep Guardiola is expected to pick him up next season in the Premier League as the continent’s trending property. However, there are growing expectations that the Premier League champions will make sure they land the most sought-after player.
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Manchester City manager already has a proven track record of raising great players and winning multiple trophies which might please Erling Haaland. Although the player only won one DFB-Pokal in Dortmund and has left the Champions League group stage this season.
The awkward relationship between Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and Guardiola isn’t a big deal. But there have been public rude remarks between the two in the past, especially over Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s time at the Camp Nou under the Catalan coach.
However, Sporting Mail reported earlier in the week that Manchester City had put off their pursuit of a high-priced left-back, which could point towards confidence surrounding a big outlay on a serial goalscorer. Haaland’s father spent three years at City after leaving Leeds United, and he still maintains a strong link with the club.
Haaland – who is nearing a return for Dortmund after suffering a muscle injury in January – boasts an enviable record. Since the club released Sergio Aguero last year, Guardiola has consistently said that the team needs a striker and that it has found ways to play without one.
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