Manchester City have signed the hottest young striker in football, Erling Haaland. Haaland passed his medicals on May 9 and has now been confirmed as City’s new striker. The fee is set to be in the region of €60 million as City will activate the release clause in his contract, but including wages and agent fees, this move will cost the Citizens a total of roughly €250 million. Manchester City have been the leading candidate for Haaland’s signature for some time now but the move is now signed, sealed, and delivered.
Erling Haaland Joins Manchester City
Manchester City can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on 1st July 2022.
The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 10, 2022
Salary & Other Details
Fabrizio Romano reports Erling Haaland’s earnings will match that of Kevin de Bruyne’s at £375,000-a-week. The contract signed by the Norwegian striker will keep him at Manchester City until June of 2027, showing City’s desire for him to become a long-term feature at the club.
Haaland reportedly wanted the announcement done early so he can say farewell to the Borussia Dortmund fanbase in the best manner possible, something Manchester City and Dortmund have been happy to oblige to.
It goes without saying but this is a massive addition for Pep Guardiola’s side. Haaland has become one of the top strikers in Europe at Borussia Dortmund with an incredible 85 goals in 88 games for the team. This follows his impressive stint with Red Bull Salzburg where he netted 29 times in 27 appearances.
Haaland could be the final piece of the puzzle for Manchester City who have been in search of a prolific striker since Sergio Aguero left the club, especially with Gabriel Jesus reportedly on his way out. City have not been short of goals this campaign, Riyad Mahrez’s 24 goals making him the club’s top scorer this season, but adding a world-class striker to a team where the wide-men and attacking midfielders already score goals could make them unstoppable.