Erling Haaland is close to completing his move to Manchester City
Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker, Erling Haaland is set to join Manchester City after he reportedly passes his medical with the City club.
According to reports, Haaland has also informed Borussia Dortmund of his intention to leave the club at the end of the season.
Last week, Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano informed Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke that City are ready to activate the striker’s release clause.
Sources in Belgium revealed that Haaland completed a medical at Hospital Erasme in Brussels on Monday.
Pep Guardiola’s side have been leading the race to sign the 21-year-old and his release clause means Borussia Dortmund are resigned to losing the striker this summer. The 75m euro fee – which equates to £62m – for Haaland is widely considered to be below market value.
The clause stipulates Haaland’s transfer fee will have to be paid in one payment, unlike many of the other top transfers that happen in several instalments.
Some details are still to be finalised for the deal that is expected to be announced later this week.
City have often played without a recognised striker this season following the exit of club-record goalscorer Sergio Aguero at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 matches for Dortmund since joining from RB Salzburg in January 2020. Dortmund host Hertha Berlin in their last game of the season on Saturday.
Dortmund has already identified Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi as Haaland’s replacement.
The 20-year-old has scored 23 goals in 42 games this season while also adding eight assists.