Norwegian hitman Erling Haaland has completed a medical at a hospital in Brussels, Belgium, ahead of his impending move to Manchester City.
The 21-year-old got permission from Dortmund to attend to “personal matters” after City agreed to trigger his $75 million release clause in full.
“The players have no training today and we allowed Erling to take care of personal matters,” Borussia Dortmund said in a statement.
In terms of salary, the striker is expected to slot in amongst Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, and other top earners at the club.
The striker, who has notched 85 goals in 88 games, was reportedly keen for the announcement to be made this week to allow him bid farewell to the Dortmund fans this weekend.
Borussia Dortmund host Hertha Berlin at the Signal Iduna Park this Saturday, and Haaland will be hoping to sign out with a goal or more.
Haaland’s Transfer To City Will Set “New Levels”
Following rumors of Haaland’s deal to Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp, who recently signed an extension to his Liverpool contract, told SkySports that the move would “set new levels” in the transfer market.
“I signed a new contract knowing that City would not stop developing. It’s not about City to define if we can be happy or not, it’s about us and what we can make of it.” Kloop said.
He added: “If Erling Haaland goes there, it will not weaken them, definitely not. I think there’s enough spoken about this transfer. I know there is a lot of talk out there about money, but this transfer will set new levels, let me say it like this.”
Liverpool are three points behind Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title. And with three games to go, it looks like City have more than enough talent in their squad to win this one. However, they will be needing the expertise of Erling Haaland in front of goal next season if they’re going to launch an assault on the Uefa Champions League trophy that has eluded them so far.