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Erling Haaland near finishing Manchester City transfer from Borussia Dortmund

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Haaland has scored 85 targets in 88 matches for Dortmund since becoming a member of from RB Salzburg in January 2020.

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Erling Haaland is near finishing his transfer to Manchester City.

Sources in Belgium have instructed Sky Sports News that Haaland accomplished a medical at Hospital Erasme in Brussels on Monday.

According to Sky Germany, the striker has knowledgeable Borussia Dortmund he’ll go away the membership on the finish of the season. The launch clause on his contract is €75m.

Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano knowledgeable Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke final week City are able to activate the striker’s launch clause.

The clause stipulates Haaland’s switch charge should be paid in a single fee, in contrast to most of the different prime transfers that occur in a number of instalments.

Some particulars are nonetheless to be finalised for the deal that’s anticipated to be introduced later this week.

Haaland has scored 85 targets in 88 matches for Dortmund since becoming a member of from RB Salzburg in January 2020. Dortmund’s final sport of the season is Saturday’s house match in opposition to Hertha Berlin.

Pep Guardiola’s facet have been main the race to signal the 21-year-old and his launch clause means Borussia Dortmund are resigned to shedding the striker this summer season. The 75m euro charge – which equates to £62m – for Haaland is broadly thought-about to be under market worth.

When requested concerning the membership’s curiosity within the Norway striker final month, Guardiola responded: “[I have] no answer to your question.

“I’ve no concern or enterprise in my head proper now to consider what’s going to occur on this membership subsequent season.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the Haaland deal will “set new ranges” in the transfer market.

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News, he said: “I signed a brand new contract understanding that City wouldn’t cease creating. It’s not about City to outline if we will be blissful or not, it is about us and what we will make of it.

“You have so many opportunities and so many different ways to win a football game, and we have to find just one. It’s possible obviously and we can do that.

“We face City two, three – with cup competitions, the Champions League – 5, six instances perhaps a 12 months however no more usually than all the remainder.

“If Erling Haaland goes there, it will not weaken them, definitely not. I think there’s enough spoken about this transfer. I know there is a lot of talk out there about money, but this transfer will set new levels, let me say it like this.”

City have usually performed and not using a recognised striker this season following the exit of club-record goalscorer Sergio Aguero on the finish of the 2020/21 marketing campaign.

Asked whether or not his facet wants a quantity 9, Guardiola mentioned: “We are playing with good strikers this season, so I don’t know what is going to happen in the future. It’s next season, so I’m not going to talk [about it].”

Sky Sports News have approached Man City for remark.


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