According to the reports, the Erling Haaland transfer saga might be coming to an as, according to the reports, the Norwegian has picked Manchester City as his next destination. The 21-year-old has been one of the top prospects in world football and had several European heavyweights interested in acquiring his services. But the Mancunian side looks to be closing in on securing the young goal scorer.
Manchester City still haven’t activated the Norwegian striker’s release clause. But it is understood that the move could be confirmed this week itself, and the official announcement is expected soon.
According to reports, Erling Haaland completed his medical with Manchester City and returned to Dortmund on Monday. The Norwegian striker will move to Premier League in a lucrative deal if the deal is completed.
Erling Haaland is one of the hottest properties in world football, as the 21-year-old has been in imperious goalscoring form since joining the German club in early 2022. He has scored 61 goals in 66 league games for Borussia Dortmund.
Several top clubs, including Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and City, have been linked with the player at times.
Haaland could have made his move to Premier League much earlier during the January 2020 transfer window started, but Dortmund had defeated United to secure the services of Haaland. After an excellent performance in the 2019 Champions League, Haaland drew the interest of prominent European football clubs. United and Dortmund were the frontrunners in the race to recruit Haaland for the 2020 season.
Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer declared his intention to secure Haaland for the 2020 season. According to reports, Solskjaer spoke with Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s chief executive, about his plans to sign Haaland in the January 2020 transfer window. United, on the other hand, were hesitant to add a release clause in Haaland’s contract, resulting in the Norwegian striker joining Dortmund for a reported fee of 20 million euros.
Already found the replacement
Dortmund have already found the replacement for Haaland. Dortmund is set to sign Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi on a deal worth 40 million euros.
The German club is preparing paperwork and an official contract for Adeyemi to sign, though the two sides had come to a verbal agreement months ago regarding a move this summer. All that’s left is for Adeyemi to sign the deal and he’ll be ready to sign for Dortmund.