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Man City CONFIRM Erling Haaland transfer after triggering Borussia Dortmund sensation’s £51m release clause

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MANCHESTER CITY have CONFIRMED the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

The 21-year-old will join the club on July 1 in what is likely to be one of the biggest transfers of the year.

After failing in his bid to sign England captain Harry Kane last summer, Pep Guardiola has finally got his striker.

Goal machine Haaland will line up in the Premier League next season after the club activated his release clause.

A City statement read: “Manchester City can confirm 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.”

Contrary to prior reports, the transfer fee is expected to only be £51m, a snip for one of the planet’s most goalscorers.

That figure is set to rise to £85m when agent fees and signing on fees are included.

Haaland is also not set to wage City’s wage structure in his blockbuster arrival at the Etihad.

The Norwegian international will earn around £375,000-a-week, the same as Kevin De Bruyne, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Pep Guardiola all but confirmed the deal on Tuesday but admitted he was BANNED from talking about the move by both City and Dortmund.

He will follow in father Alfe Inge’s footsteps by playing for the club.

A boyhood Leeds United fan, another of his dad’s former sides, Haaland will be lining up on the other side of the Pennines to Elland Road come the start of next season.

Haaland had been linked with a move to City’s cross-town rivals Manchester United last summer.

But a move failed to ever materialise.

Real Madrid had also been monitoring his situation before pulling the plug on the transfer.

Reports in Belgium claimed Haaland successfully completed his medical in a Brussels hospital on Monday after being granted time off by Dortmund for “personal matters”.

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