Manchester City has confirmed the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £51m. Although the release clause can be classified as a bargain, it is understood that they will pay a total of £85.5m including agent fees and a signing bonus. Haaland has signed a five-year deal with the English champions and is expected to earn £400,000 a week.
“This is a proud day for me and my family. I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me,” the new Manchester City signing Erling Haaland said. “There are so many world-class players in this squad and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all time, so I believe I am in the right place to fulfill my ambitions. I want to score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer and I am confident I can do that here. This is a great move for me and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season.”
“We have been monitoring Erling for several years now, so we are delighted to bring him here to Manchester City. He is a huge talent and has been one of the best strikers in Europe over the last few seasons. His goalscoring record is exceptional and his performances at Borussia Dortmund and in the Champions League, in particular, have proved he can succeed at the highest level,” Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristian. “Erling has everything we want in a striker and we are certain he will excel in this squad and this system. His rise has been remarkable, but he is still only 21. His best years are ahead of him and we are confident he can get even better working with Pep.”