Erling Haaland close to joining Manchester City

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Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has informed the club that he will leave at the end of the session. He is expected to join Pep Guardiola’s side, which has not had a striker since the departure of Sergio Kun Aguero last season. Last week, Borussia Dortmund CEO stated that Manchester City was willing to pay the striker’s 75 million euros release clause.

The release clause indicates that Haaland’s transfer fees will have to be a one-time payment, unlike other top transfers where it happens in instalments. The details of this transfer are expected to be released earlier next week. Haaland has had a good goal scoring time at Dortmund, where he has managed to score 85 goals in 88 matches. The 21- year old striker has experienced numerous injuries this season, which will be a critical factor in the contract negotiations.

Pep Guardiola’s team has been relying on wingers and midfielders for goals. This has impacted the team, especially in the champions league where Spanish champions Real Madrid eliminated them, who have top striker Karim Benzema, who has scored over 40 goals. Pep has employed the use of false nine crafted by Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus, who is likely to move away from the citizens next summer due to lack of playtime.

Borussia Dortmund are set to sign Redbull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi as Haaland’s replacement. The young striker has scored 23 goals this season and has eight assists.

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