Erling Haaland: Manchester City proves ‘agreement in rule’ for …

There had been months of speculation concerning the 21-year-old’s future, with rumors of a possible move to City increasing in recent weeks.

On Tuesday, a City statement read: “Manchester City can confirm we have reached an agreement in rule with Borussia Dortmund for the move of striker Erling Haaland to the club on July 1 2022.

Haaland is set to join Manchester City.

“The move remains unprotected to the club finalizing terms with the player.”

City will reportedly pay the Norwegian’s 60 million euro (around $63 million) release clause, bringing an end to the EPL champion’s search for a striker following the departure of record scorer Sergio Agüero last summer.

The news of Haaland’s impending move to the Etihad is threatening for City’s rivals as a without of cutting edge up front has been a relative weakness for Pep Guardiola’s side this season — already though the club nevertheless leads the league.

Haaland celebrates Dortmund's DFB Pokal final victory against RB Leipzig last year.

Norway international Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 appearances for Dortmund since joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.

He made a prolific start to his Bundesliga career — scoring a hat-trick on his debut — and speculation concerning his next move has followed him throughout his two-and-a-half year spell in Germany.

The striker will follow in his father’s footsteps after former midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland played for City between 2000 and 2003.

Born in the English city of Leeds in 2000, Haaland grew up in Bryne, Norway, and progressed by the junior ranks of the town’s football club.

A move to Molde followed in 2017, and two years later he joined Salzburg, exploding onto the world stage with 29 goals in 27 games — including eight in one Champions League group stage.

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