On Tuesday, Manchester Metropolis stated that they had reached an settlement in precept with Borussia Dortmund to signal striker Erling Haaland.
The switch stays topic to the Premier League leaders finalising phrases with the Norway worldwide, the membership stated.
Manchester Metropolis can affirm that we’ve reached an settlement in precept with Borussia Dortmund for the switch of striker Erling Haaland to the Membership on 1st July 2022.The switch stays topic to the Membership finalising phrases with the participant.
— Manchester Metropolis (@ManCity) Could 10, 2022
The deal for the 21-year-old ends Metropolis’s lengthy seek for a specialist centre-forward to interchange file goalscorer Sergio Aguero, who left final yr.
The membership tried however failed in a high-profile try to prise England captain Harry Kane away from Tottenham Hotspur.
Haaland, whose father Alf-Inge performed for Metropolis from 2000 to 2003, has been sensational since becoming a member of Dortmund from RB Salzburg in January 2020, scoring 85 objectives in 88 appearances for the German facet.
Earlier Tuesday, Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola dropped a heavy trace that Haaland was on his technique to Manchester.
“All people is aware of the scenario,” he stated. “I shouldn’t discuss as a result of I don’t like to speak concerning the future or subsequent season. Borussia Dortmund and Man Metropolis informed me I’m not allowed to say something till it’s fully performed.”
Metropolis, who’re the Premier League’s prime scorers this season with 89 objectives, have usually performed and not using a recognised striker this season.
Riyad Mahrez is their prime scorer with 24 objectives in all competitions, forward of Raheem Sterling (16), Kevin De Bruyne (15) and Phil Foden (14).
Metropolis, who lead Liverpool by three factors on the prime of the Premier League desk with simply three video games to go, are closing in on a fourth English league title in 5 years.