Erling Haaland, a Norwegian wonder, is set to join Manchester City after clearing his medical

Erling Haaland, a Norwegian wonder, is set to join Manchester City after clearing his medical

After months of speculation, Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is finally ready to join Manchester City after agreeing personal terms and passing a physical with the Premier League champions this week.

Main points:

The Premier League winners are expected to sign Haaland to a five-year contract.
Since joining Borussia Dortmund in 2020, the 21-year-old striker has scored 85 goals in 88 appearances.

Following City’s unsuccessful attempt to recruit England captain Harry Kane last year, he is considered as the successor to Sergio Aguero.

City has informed his German club that they will trigger the 21-year-release old’s clause, however the sum is expected to be substantially less than the speculated 75 million pounds ($133 million).

Erling Haaland, a Norwegian wonder, is set to join Manchester City after clearing his medical

Dortmund is set to confirm Haaland’s extension soon, according to The Guardian. The Norwegian joined Dortmund two and a half years ago.

Despite missing 26 games due to injuries during his time there, the prolific striker has scored 85 goals in 88 outings across several competitions.

He is expected to sign a five-year contract with City, with a weekly basis wage of roughly 350,000 pounds ($620,600) before incentives.

Haaland had been mentioned as a possible successor to Sergio Aguerö, the Argentine striker who left City for Barcelona last year.

Erling Haaland, a Norwegian wonder, is set to join Manchester City after clearing his medical

Pep Guardiola’s initial replacement target had been England captain and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, but Spurs placed his price at 150 million pounds, which City declined to pay after purchasing Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish for a British-record 100 million pounds.

Real Madrid had been connected with Haaland, who stands at six-foot-four-inches, but the newly-crowned Spanish champions have instead focused their attention on Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé.


With three games left, City now leads the Premier League table by three points over Liverpool. They’ve scored 89 goals in the tournament so far, but they’ve struggled at times without a clear and regular center-forward.

The signing of Haaland is considered the next (and maybe last) stage in City’s quest for European success.

Erling Haaland, a Norwegian wonder, is set to join Manchester City after clearing his medical

Despite their consistent local supremacy since Sheikh Mansour, Abu Dhabi’s deputy prime minister and a member of the royal family, took over the club in 2008, the team has yet to win the men’s or women’s Champions League, which is considered the pinnacle of continental achievement.

The men’s squad was knocked out of the semi-finals by Real Madrid 6-5 on aggregate last year, while the women’s team was knocked out of the quarter-finals by eventual champions Barcelona the previous year.

The Haaland move does nothing to alleviate concerns over City’s finance approach, which saw them punished and banned from UEFA tournaments for two years in 2020 after a probe revealed they had broken Financial Fair Play regulations for the second time.

Erling Haaland, a Norwegian wonder, is set to join Manchester City after clearing his medical

Haaland’s signing to Liverpool’s championship rivals, according to Jurgen Klopp, will “push things to the next level.”

Klopp told Sky Sports, “I signed a new deal (through 2026) knowing that City would not stop expanding.”

“It is not up to the city to determine whether or not we may be happy. Its everything comes down to us and what we can do with it.

“They will not be weakened if Erling Haaland moves there. Certainly not. I understand that other people are talking about money right now, but this move will raise the bar.”

Erling Haaland, a Norwegian wonder, is set to join Manchester City after clearing his medical



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