Erling Haaland confirms his transfer choice to Manchester City

Man City have agreed terms with Erling Haaland’s representatives on a deal that will make him the highest paid player in the Premier League

Manchester City are set to sign the Norwegian at the end of the season from the Bundesliga side, and the deal will be closed within the next few weeks.

Haaland has a £63m release clause in his contract at Borussia Dortmund and City are now expected to trigger it in the summer and bring him in on, what is thought to be, a five-year contract.

While figures for super-agent Mino Raiola haven’t been mentioned, the Italian will no doubt pocket a substantial figure from the deal.

Moreover, it’s reported that Haaland will earn in excess of £500,000-per-week to work under Pep Guardiola, a truly eye-watering sum of money.

The caveat to this is that City have reportedly told the 21-year-old that he can join Real Madrid later in his career, once he has stayed a number of seasons at City.

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have all shown an interest in Haaland as well, as have Chelsea and Manchester United in the past.

Real Madrid look more likely to pursue the signing of Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer. They may revisit their interest in Haaland later, which City are aware of, but for now, it looks like his destiny is in Manchester.

The 21-year-old has been close to unstoppable since joining Dortmund from RB Salzburg in January 2020, scoring 82 goals in 85 games across all competitions.

The striker has also scored 15 times in 17 caps for his country and has become one of the most wanted players on the planet.

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