Man City has confirmed that an agreement has been reached for the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £51.1m. The English champions have paid the release clause and are expected to pay a total of £85.5m including a signing bonus and agent fees. The Norweigan will join the club on July 1, subject to finalizing terms with the player. Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 games for Borussia Dortmund since he signed from RB Salzburg in January 2020.
“I’ve been told the release fee is actually 60m Euros (£51.1m) and the total, including agents’ fees and the signing-on fee, is 100m euros (£85.5m). When you consider this player on the open market would be going for as much as maybe £100m, which could potentially be a remarkable piece of business for Man City,” Ben Ransom said after Man City confirmed the signing of Erling Haaland. “There has been huge excitement as this deal edged closer and closer, and it is a fantastic story for Haaland. I’m sure everyone has seen the photos of him as a kid in a Man City shirt and with his dad playing here between 2000 and 2003 – he has obviously grown up with a real affection for the club.”
“I signed a new contract knowing that City would not stop developing. It’s not about City to define if we can be happy or not, it’s about us and what we can make of it,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said. “If Erling Haaland goes there, it will not weaken them, definitely not. I think there’s enough spoken about this transfer. I know there is a lot of talks out there about money, but this transfer will set new levels, let me say it like this.”