Erling Haaland to Manchester City a “Done Deal” With Confirmation Expected Imminently as Real Madrid Miss Out on Key Target

Erling Haaland to Manchester City

The transfer of Erling Haaland to Manchester City is now a done deal, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic, one of the most reliable journalists in football. Ornstein also reports that confirmation is expected within a week, with personal terms having been agreed after the Norwegian chose the Citizens over other interested parties like Real Madrid. It will only be a matter of time before the Manchester side activate Haaland’s release clause.

Erling Haaland to Manchester City a Done Deal

In Demand Across Europe

Erling Haaland has been one of the most in-demand players in the world since he broke onto the scene at the beginning of the 2019/20 season.

Borussia Dortmund beat Manchester United to the youngster’s signature in the January transfer window of 2020, and since then he has shown that he can perform even on the biggest of stages. During his time in Germany, Haaland has earned a total of 108 direct goal involvements over the span of 88 matches, a truly impressive achievement for anyone let alone someone who is still only 21 years of age. The Norwegian striker doesn’t shy away on important occasions either, having scored 23 goals in 19 Champions League appearances over the course of his career.

As you would expect for such a talented individual, virtually every big club across Europe have weighed up the possibility of signing him over the last couple of years. Manchester United were heavily in the running for the attacker, but a torrid 2021/22 campaign has quashed all hope that he would end up at Old Trafford. Other clubs like Chelsea and Barcelona have also displayed interest in Haaland, but the final race came down to Manchester City and Real Madrid.

While the Spanish giants have shown this season that they are still one of the biggest teams in Europe, Haaland opted for this campaign’s other Champions League finalist. It is possible that the personal connection he has with City through his father was a factor in the Norwegian’s decision.


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