In a breaking report, Fabrizio Romano has verified the signing of Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland to Manchester City, detailing the different financial and contractual elements.
When more than a year of hunting for the ultimate long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero, who left Manchester City for FC Barcelona after his contract expired last summer, Etihad authorities believe they have found him.
Erling Haaland, the 21-year-old attacking wonder from Borussia Dortmund, is expected to join Manchester City this summer after the Premier League club triggered his €75 million release clause in his contract.
Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich had all expressed interest in the forward, but it was Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City who eventually won the race.
Fabrizio Romano, who announced the purchase on social media on Monday evening, gave the information.
Fabrizio Romano has presented Manchester City with the ‘Here We Go’ on Erling Haaland, who completed his many medical exams on Monday, making him a new player for the reigning Premier League winners.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed that Erling Haaland’s salary at Manchester City would not exceed the level agreed with midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, whose current agreement is worth around £375,000 per week, despite claims from numerous outlets.
According to Romano, Erling Haaland will sign a deal with Manchester City until June 2027 at the earliest, with an official announcement expected this week, after both teams agreed that the release clause would be triggered within the same time frame.
Erling Haaland is thought to be the club’s first summer acquisition, although he will be joined by Argentine wonder Julian Alvarez, who was signed in January, for Manchester City’s pre-season tour of the United States.
Following the completion of the Erling Haaland trade, authorities at Etihad Stadium are set to focus on other aspects of Pep Guardiola’s squad that require updating ahead of the new season.
One such position is a centre midfielder, and with Fernandinho about to leave Manchester City after a nine-year tenure, several potential replacements are already being sounded out by appropriate officials at City Football Academy HQ.