Football365:Man City announce ‘agreement’ with Dortmund over Haaland with £51m fee revealed

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Regarded as one of the best young talents in world football, the 21-year-old joined the Bundesliga side from RB Salzburg midway through the 2019-20 season.

There has been widespread talk of a move to City in recent months and the Premier League leaders have now confirmed a deal to sign Haaland from Dortmund.

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The club revealed that they still need to finalise details with the player before they can officially announce the transfer.

A short statement on the Premier League club’s website read: ‘Manchester City can confirm we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on 1st July 2022.

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‘The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player.’

Speaking before the announcement this afternoon, Guardiola told reporters at his press conference: “Everybody knows the situation. I shouldn’t talk because I don’t like to talk about the future or next season. Borussia Dortmund and Man City told me I’m not allowed to say anything until it’s completely done.

Guardiola added: “I’d love to talk but they tell me don’t say anything until (after) the legal actions. We’ll have time to talk, not because I don’t want to.”

And shortly before the announcement was made, The Times reported that the fee that Man City had agreed with Dortmund was actually much lower than the rumoured €75million (£64.2million) release clause.

In fact, they claim City will only pay €60m (£51m) for Haaland this summer with The Times adding that ‘with agents fees and bonuses factored in, the total cost of the deal comes to about £85.6m’.

Haaland will reportedly earn a similar amount of money to Kevin de Bruyne and the Norwegian ‘has signed a long-term deal worth about £400,000 a week’ despite the club insisting that nothing has been agreed with the player.

Man City announce ‘agreement’ with Dortmund over Haaland with £51m fee revealed (msn.com)

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