Manchester City has reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland in July.
“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 Premier League club said in its statement.
It also added that the transfer remains subject to the club finalising terms with Haaland.
Haaland was touted to be among the hottest transfer prospects this summer with the Norwegian 21-year-old having scored 61 goals in 66 league games for Dortmund since joining it in early 2020.
Several top clubs including Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and City, among others, have been linked with the player at times.
Haaland will be following in the footsteps of his father, Alf-Inge, who played for City between 2000 and 2003.
British media reported Haaland had passed his medical on Monday, with Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp saying it was a transfer that will “set new levels” in the Premier League.
City has been in the hunt to replace Sergio Aguero after the Argentine striker — the club’s all-time top scorer with 254 goals — moved to Barcelona on a free transfer last year.
Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus failed to seal his place in the starting lineup, with Guardiola often deploying a midfielder as a ‘false nine’ leading the attack.
with inputs from Reuters
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