Daily Mail reports Friday Tonight that Manchester City is on the verge of winning the battle to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland.
The newspaper writes that the Premier League club will have an agreement in place to bring the Norwegian striker to Al-Ittihad this summer. Personal terms should be discussed and the transport framework should be ready to be signed by the city owners.
So far, only the Daily Mail has made these allegations. Viaplay reporter Jan-Age Fuertoft, who has followed Haaland closely in recent years, reported via his Tiwtter account that there was “nothing new to report” about the 21-year-old’s upcoming club.
– 1.17 billion crowns
Haaland will get a buyout clause of nearly £63m in his contract with the German club, but the agent of controversial striker Mino Raiola is also expected to receive a big bonus for his role in the transfer.
According to the Daily Mail, these sums, in addition to the signing bonus, will raise the price of the Norwegian star to 100 million pounds – about 1.17 billion Norwegian kroner.
The newspaper further claims that Manchester City should have put aside money to complete such an agreement and that Haaland is their number one priority in the transfer market this summer.
Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have also shown interest in the former Molde player, but Real Madrid has always been the favorite to sign Haaland.
Now, however, it may appear that City are the ones sailing as the best player in this match. Haaland’s father, Alfie Haaland, has a past playing for Manchester City.
Guardiola chasing forward
City manager Josep Guardiola recently admitted in a press conference that he wants a striker at the Etihad gate, so Haaland is a natural man to look at.
The Borussia Dortmund striker scored 80 goals in 79 matches for the Bundesliga team and scored 149 goals in 190 matches in his football career.
Haaland started his career at Brian, before moving to Molde, where he worked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Then it was sold to the Austrian Red Bull Salzburg. There, the Norwegian striker made a name for himself in the Champions League.
In the winter of 2019, he was ready for the German national team, Borussia Dortmund, and after the transfer, Haaland continued to play big and replaced the yellow goals.
This has made him one of the most wanted players in the world.
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