Manchester City win race to sign Erling Haaland – report

Manchester City have reportedly agreed terms with Erling Haaland’s entourage.

According to the Daily Mail, the Premier League champions will trigger the Borussia Dortmund striker’s £63m release clause.

City look set to win the race to sign Haaland despite competition from Real Madrid and other European heavyweights, with Manchester United having been thought to be once interested in Europe’s most wanted goalscorer.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has had conversations with Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, about the possibility of his son signing for United this summer, as per the Manchester Evening News.

The German oversaw the striker’s move to Red Bull Salzburg from Molde in 2018.

Haaland, 21, came close to joining United three years ago but the Norwegian chose Dortmund.

It’s been difficult to ignore Haaland rise in the Bundesliga (18 goals and eight assists this season) but United are nowhere near winning the Champions League, which is something the Norway international will want to achieve in the coming years. That is why he was only closely linked to City and Madrid — and both teams recently reached the semi-finals of Europe’s biggest competitions.

If the £500,000-per-week wages reported are accurate, it would see Haaland become the Premier League’s top earner.

City are making a statement to keep Pep Guardiola it would seem.

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