Erling Haaland close to completing Manchester City move from Borussia Dortmund
Erling Haaland has informed Borussia Dortmund that he will leave the club at the end of the season; Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano informed BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke last week that City are ready to activate the striker’s €75m release clause.
According to Sky Germany, the striker has informed Borussia Dortmund that he will leave the club at the end of the season. The release clause on his contract is €75 million.
Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano informed Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke last week that City are ready to activate the striker’s release clause.
The clause stipulates that Haaland’s transfer fee will have to be paid in one payment, unlike many of the other top transfers that happen in several instalments.
Some details are still to be finalised for the deal that is expected to be announced later this week.
Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 matches for Dortmund since joining from RB Salzburg in January 2020. Dortmund’s last game of the season is on Saturday – at home to Hertha Berlin.
Pep Guardiola’s side have been leading the race to sign the 21-year-old and his release clause means Borussia Dortmund are resigned to losing the striker this summer. The 75m euro fee – which equates to £62m – for Haaland is widely considered to be below market value.