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Erling Haaland close to sign deal with Manchester City

Erling Haaland has informed Borussia Dortmund that he will leave the club at the end of the season; Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano informed BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke last week that City is ready to activate the striker’s €75m release clause.

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.

The official announcement will take place this week with both City and BVB to confirm transfer after the release clause is activated.

Haaland and his family both want the announcement to be this week to say farewell to Borussia Dortmund fans in the best way, as they’ve always been great to him.

Erling Haaland’s salary agreed with Manchester City won’t go beyond the level agreed with Kevin De Bruyne, worth around £375,000 per week.

Haaland will sign with Man City until June 2027.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the Haaland deal will “set new levels” in the transfer market.

City has 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.

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