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‘Passed medical’ – Fabrizio Romano says Man City are closing in on Erling Haaland

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Manchester City have led the race to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for months and Fabrizio Romano has finally revealed City have all but landed his signature. Haaland has passed a medical and City have told Dortmund they will match the 21-year-old’s release clause this week.

Haaland was meant to cost suitors €75m (£64.2m) but Romano says City have signed him for close to €60m (£51.4m). That’s not including the required wage commitment over five years (£500k-per-week/£26m-a-year), €40m (£34.6m) agent fees and €30m (£25.7m) payment to his father Alf Inge, however.

Haaland will set City back shy of €300m (£256.7m), so it’s easy to see why many clubs opted against battling the Sky Blues for his signature. And while expensive, it’s easy to see why City are so keen on bringing him back to Manchester.

Haaland scored 20 goals with six assists from 50 games at Molde FK (2017 – 2019), scored 29 goals with seven assists from 27 games at Red Bull Salzburg (2019/20), and has scored 85 goals with 23 assists from 88 games at Dortmund (2020 – present).

The Norwegian international is one of the best strikers in Europe and could easily fill Sergio Aguero’s shoes if he replicates his Bundesliga form in the Premier League.

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