Erling Haaland (21 years old) has already decided what his next destination will be. This is how he advanced The Athleticwhich publishes that this week his signing for Manchester City will be officially announced, “barring any unforeseen delays”, because there is already a closed agreement with the Borussia Dortmund striker.
Last April, the Premier League leader and Haaland agreed on the initial terms of the contract, after the Norwegian player gave his permission to make the transfer. For this reason, according to the same information, that part of the signing has been completed and has given way to dialogue between the clubs.
The relationship between City and Dortmund is cordial, and for this reason, The Bundesliga team expects to receive the payment of the player’s termination clause in the coming days, which exceeds 75 million euros (not counting commissions to intermediaries). If this last step is fulfilled, as planned, Haaland will become a player citizen the next season.
Guardiola’s team will be the striker’s fifth club, who despite his 21 years, has already played for two Norwegian teams (Bryne and Molde), one Austrian (Red Bull Salzburg) and the aforementioned German (Borussia Dormund), for whom he signed in January 2020 and where he has played two and a half seasons.
29 months at Signal Iduna Park that have been enough for him to score 85 goals in 88 games. Some figures that quickly placed Haaland in the orbit of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain or Chelsea, but it has finally been the City that has achieved his transfer.
Adeyemi will be the substitute
For several months, and even more so knowing the departure of Erling Haaland, that Borussia Dortmund has considered the incorporation of Karim Adeyemi, current Salzburg player, as a substitute for the Norwegian striker. However, it has not been until now that Thomas Solomon, the German player’s agent, has spoken so reliably: “We are close to closing the deal with Borussia Dortmund. No release clause will be included in his five-year contract “. Likewise, when asked about the possibility that Adeyemi had coincided with Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford, he acknowledged that “Manchester United wanted to enter the race, but we want to go to Borussia Dortmund.”