Like the father, according to the son: Erling Haaland will go on goals for Manchester City from summer 2022, his father Alf-Ling played for the Skyblues from 2000 to 2003.
- exit clause over 75 million euros – package too expensive for Bavaria
- The successor of Sergio Aguero
- Haaland a Guardiola player? no problem
Ten years was “Haaland, the older one” in England, from 1994 he played for Nottingham Forest and from 1997 for Leeds United. On June 21, 2000, the BVB Torjäger saw the light of day in the northern English city, around an hour’s drive northeast of Manchester. Now he almost returns there.
On Tuesday, both clubs now made it officially indicated for days and weeks: an agreement on a change from July 1, 2022 was reached. Only the final formalities with the player are still to be finalized, Manchester City writes on the club website.
exit clause over 75 million euros – package too expensive for Bavaria
The club trained by Pep Guardiola benefits from an exit clause in the contract of the Dortmund Sturmhünen, which therefore leaves Borussia for 75 million euros. As in the winter of 2019, when Haaland moved from RB Salzburg to BVB, all European top clubs recently dealt with the striker of the current Bundesliga second – but very few were able to do it.
Real Madrid, Paris St. Germain, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich could not keep up with the demand for the self-proclaimed “Team Haaland” and the offer from North English. FCB board boss Oliver Kahn recently said that the Haaland package “very, very far away from what we imagine”. According to Kahn, this is “financial dimensions outside of our idea”.
The successor of Sergio Aguero
So now Mancity has taken the race for the hottest stock on the transfer market. After the departure of Sergio Aguero, the Citizens were looking for a massive striker in the summer of 2021 and tried to get rid of Harry Kane from Tottenham last summer, but at that time this was even outside the financial ideas of the Skyblues and its owners from Abu Dhabi.
Haaland a Guardiola player? no problem
The fact that Haaland is not a Guardiola player at first glance as a type of player (keyword wrong nine) should not be a problem, because Haaland has already proven in Dortmund that he is willing to stubbornly work on his deficits, improve header and right foot striking. And City gets another weapon for her attack game to finally live the dream of the Champions League victory that has burst again this year.
For Dortmund, in addition to the financial aspects, this means the loss of 85 competitive goals in 88 games, since Joker Haaland at his Bundesliga premiere on 18. January 2020 turned FC Augsburg on the left.
For the Bundesliga, this means the loss of a sporty attraction – you will not only see that in the list of scorers.