The Erling Hland soap opera is coming to an end. Manchester City announced on Tuesday a agreement in principle with the BVB for the recruitment of the Norwegian.
Hland is set to sign Manchester City
Erling Hland (21) will play well for Manchester City next season. The English club formalized this Tuesday a agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of the Norwegian striker on July 1.
To afford the BVB crack, the residents of the Etihad Stadium did not hesitate to pay his release clause. The Premier League leader does not reveal any amount in his press release, but there is talk of a transfer between 60 and 90 million euros according to sources. Which is still a bargain for a player worth €150m by Transfermarkt.
Hland is to sign a 5-year contract
The transfer remains subject to the finalization of the terms of the contract with the player , specifies Manchester City. According to the latest information, the former RB Salzburg striker will receive €30m gross per season in England. An annual salary of €40 million is even mentioned. In total, the cost of the Hland operation (transfer + salaries + commissions) is estimated at between 280 and 360 M€ (more details here).
It’s the price to pay to afford one of the most courted attackers on the planet. Since joining Dortmund in January 2020, Hland has scored 85 goals and 23 assists in 88 games played in all competitions. With the Scandinavian, Josep Guardiola will be able to count on a formidable center forward which he has lacked in recent seasons. It remains to be seen how the Spaniard will integrate him into his eleven next season.
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