By G9ija

Manchester City have signed superstar striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund — for a reported bargain fee of £51million.

Haaland, 21, is regarded as one of the finest talents in world football and the move ends months of speculation over his future.

The Norwegian ace has netted 85 goals in just 88 games at Dortmund but Premier League leaders City swooped by activating his release clause, ensuring Pep Guardiola acquires the forward’s services for a cut-price fee.

A club statement confirmed: “Manchester City can confirm that 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 transfer remains subject to the club finalising terms with the player.”

Guardiola will hope the Leeds-born marksman can fire the Citizens to Champions League glory next term, with this season’s European campaign ending in a calamitous capitulation at Real Madrid.

City have been in the market for a No9 since the departure of Sergio Aguero in May 2021.

England striker Harry Kane was their first-choice target last summer but the move for the Tottenham talisman fell through.

And the seven-time English champions have moved quickly this time around to land Bundesliga phenom Haaland.

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