Erling Haaland is moving to Manchester City


Star striker Erling Haaland is leaving Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and moving to English champions Manchester City in the summer. BVB has already provided a replacement.

Goal scorer Erling Haaland will play in the Manchester City jersey

On Tuesday, both clubs announced a basic agreement on the transfer of the Norwegian super talent Erling Haaland. According to BVB, the “contractual details are still there to coordinate and document”.

BVB collects a fee of 75 million euros through an exit clause in Haaland's contract. The overall package for Manchester City with a long-term contract, bonus money for the player and payments to agents is worth several hundred million euros.

Haaland switched from Red Bull Salzburg to BVB in January 2020, where he immediately became one of the biggest attractions in the Bundesliga. In his first season in Dortmund he scored 41 goals in 41 competitive games and was the top scorer in the Champions League. He had signed for BVB for four and a half years until 2024. 

Adeyemi is moving to BVB

Dortmund already have a replacement for the Norwegian. An hour after the Haaland transfer was officially confirmed, BVB announced the signing of German international striker Karim Adeyemi, who had previously played for Red Bull Salzburg. The 20-year-old has a contract until 2027. The fee is estimated at around 30 million euros.

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