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Manchester City leading the race to sign Erling Braut Haaland

Erling Haaland

Manchester City are at the front of the queue to purchase Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, according to Sky Germany.

Man City and Real Madrid are the two most likely destinations for Haaland, who is set to leave the Signal Iduna Park after two and a half years.

Contrary to popular opinion, the forward has no release clause in his current deal but rather a gentleman’s agreement that would allow him to leave for €75 million in the upcoming market.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke recently stated the club would not be able to compete with City financially if the English champions make a move for Haaland.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane was linked with a switch to the Etihad Stadium last summer but a move did not materialise as City failed to reach an agreement with Spurs.

The Cityzens are still keen on adding an elite striker to their ranks as Guardiola has had to deploy a false-nine formation for the best part of the last two seasons.

Haaland will reportedly earn in excess of £500,000 per week wherever he moves to next and City should have no problems meeting up to that given their financial muscle.

Madrid are expected to snap up Kylian Mbappe on a free from Paris Saint-Germain, so losing Haaland may not be as big a blow as it seems if the Spanish giants come up short in their pursuit of the 21-year-old.

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