Manchester City are on the brink of officially securing the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
It’s understood that an agreement for the 21-year-old to join City from Borussia Dortmund is considered a “done deal,” according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.
An official announcement should be made this week, Ornstein adds.
Haaland has agreed to terms on a five-year contract that’ll earn him £375,000 a week, according to The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano. Negotiations started after the Norwegian striker apparently instructed his representatives to move ahead with plans to complete his transfer to Manchester City last month.
It’s now believed Borussia Dortmund is expecting to hear from City in the coming days that they’re ready to pay the release clause in Haaland’s contract, which is believed to be worth €75 million, per Ornstein.
Haaland’s arrival at City will conclude the club’s search for a prolific No. 9 to fill the void left by club icon Sergio Aguero.
Signing Haaland may also end speculation over Manchester City’s interest in Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. City reportedly pursued Kane last summer before the English star committed to staying with Spurs for at least one more season.
Haaland has evolved into one of football’s brightest young stars since he initially caught the sport’s eye while with Red Bull Salzburg. He went on to flourish at Borussia Dortmund, scoring 85 goals in 88 appearances after arriving in 2020.
With Real Madrid out of the running to sign Haaland this summer, they’ll likely shift their focus to Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.