Manchester City confirms the agreement for the purchase of the Borussia Dortmund striker

Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 games for Dortmund since joining from RB Salzburg in January 2020.

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Manchester City have confirmed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland for £ 51.1m.

City have paid the 21-year-old’s release clause and plan to pay £ 85.5m in total taking into account agent fees, signing bonuses and other costs.

Haaland wants to join City on 1 July, provided the club finalizes the terms with the player.

Sky Sports News reported that the 21-year-old completed his medical examinations on Monday at the Erasme hospital in Brussels.

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano informed Dortmund manager Hans-Joachim Watzke last week that City were ready to activate the striker’s release clause and that the two clubs moved quickly to strike a deal.

Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 games for Dortmund since joining RB Salzburg in January 2020. Dortmund’s last game of the season is Saturday’s home game against Hertha Berlin.

Asked about the deal to sign the Norwegian during Tuesday’s press conference, Guardiola said: “Everyone knows the situation.

“Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City have told me that I cannot say anything until the deal is fully concluded. I cannot speak, I’m sorry. We will have time to talk.”

Klopp: the Haaland agreement aims to “establish new levels”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the deal with Haaland will “set new heights” in the transfer market, with the official opening of the summer window on 10 June.

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports Newshe said: “I signed a new contract knowing that City would not stop developing. It is not up to City to define whether we can be happy or not, it is about us and what we can do with it.

“You have so many opportunities and so many different ways to win a football match, and we only have to find one. It is obviously possible and we can do it.

“We will face City two, three – with the cups, the Champions League – five, six times perhaps a year but not more often than everything else.

“If Erling Haaland goes there, he won’t weaken them, absolutely not. I think there has been enough talk about this transfer. I know there is a lot of talk about money out there, but this transfer will set new levels, let me tell you like this.”

Dortmund to replace Haaland with Adeyemi

Dortmund will sign 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.