IMAGE – AP/Erling Haaland
Manchester City has announced the signing of 21-year-old Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £51,000,000 GBP (approximately $63,000,000 USD) after activating his release clause.
The Norwegian striker bagged 86 goals in 89 games after spending two and a half-seasons with Borussia Dortmund, winning the German Cup and the Bundesliga Player of the Season award in 2020/21.
Born in Leeds, England, he claimed in an official statement that he’s always been a fan of City and admired the style of play. “This is a proud day for me and my family,” said Haaland. His father, Alfie Haaland, was a former Manchester City player, having spent two seasons before retiring due to injury problems.
The striker will reportedly earn £375,000 GBP (approximately $450,000 USD) per week.