Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has agreed on personal terms with English Premier League side Manchester City. The Norway star’s summer moves from Borussia Dortmund to City could be confirmed this week. Reports have that the £63m transfer for the 21-year-old Norwegian is agreed, with an announcement expected soon in Germany.
Erling Haaland and Manchester City Agrees on Personal Terms
Manchester City has however refused to respond to the widespread reports. Privately they say the deal is not done – though their definition of ‘done’ may differ from the media’s, given the fine detail involved in such big-cash moves. It is thought that virtually all parts of the transfer are agreed upon, with the English Premier League side only needing to trigger the clause to activate the transfer.
The transfer would be one of the biggest of the summer. Sports agent Mino Raiola had been involved in the discussions before his death, with associates taking the process on to its conclusion. Even though Man City is within touching distance of a second successive Premier League title achieved without an orthodox center-forward, their head coach Pep Guardiola has always stressed his desire to have one. They tried to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham last summer but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refused to sell.
Haaland is seen as an even better option as he is younger and he has scored 92 league goals in 121 appearances for Molde, Red Bull Salzburg, and Dortmund. Last year he became the youngest player to reach 20 Champions League goals.