Haaland will join City on July 1st, and the reigning Premier League champions will pay a total of €60 million.
Interestingly, Dortmund will have to split a portion of the cost with RB Salzburg, from whom Haaland was acquired in 2020.
According to BVBWLD, “the management expects a favourable effect on the main profits statistics (EBITDA, EBIT) for the 2022/2023 fiscal year of roughly 35.0 million – 40.0 million euros with the execution of this transfer arrangement.”
Haaland is recognized as one of the world’s finest prospects, having scored 28 goals in 29 games this season.
Several big European clubs were interested, including PSG, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid.
It was generally speculated that Haaland’s €64 million release clause would become active in 2022, but City were able to sign him for somewhat less.
City presently leads the league and is on track to capture their fourth title in five years.
They have, however, been operating without a traditional striker for the majority of the year.
Sergio Aguero left at the conclusion of last season, and City were unsuccessful in their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
City will boost their offence with the arrival of Julian Alvarez from River Plate, in addition to Haaland.
Before Wednesday’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, manager Pep Guardiola was asked about Haaland, but he remained tight-lipped.
Manchester City can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on 1st July 2022.
The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 10, 2022
“Everyone knows the scenario, I shouldn’t comment since I don’t like to talk about the future or next season,” he explained.
“Dortmund and Manchester City warned me I couldn’t say anything until everything was over.” We’ll have plenty of time to discuss.
“I’d want to discuss, but they say don’t say anything until the legal proceedings are through.” We’ll communicate when we have time, not because I don’t want to.”