Manchester City have today announced the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund after triggering the Norwegian’s reported €60 million release clause.
The Norwegian has signed a five-year contract with the Premier League club until 2027, ending a long and drawn-out transfer saga.
Regarding his new move, Haaland said: “I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me. I want to score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer and I am confident I can do that here. This is a great move for me and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season.”
Haaland has scored 85 and produced 23 assists in 88 games in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund since joining from RB Salzburg in January 2020 for €20m.
Manchester City and Spanish giants Real Madrid were the only two seemingly being able to afford Haaland, with the Norway international opting for a transfer to Pep Guardiola’s side.