Speaking via Bernabeu Digital on the Four Amigos Podcast, journalist Mario Cortegana has claimed that the race to sign the prolific Dortmund striker is now in the final stages with the message coming out of the blue side of Machester that the deal is “done”. He said: “Everything is being prepared to close now. Haaland is done, is the message that is given from Manchester City.”
Real Madrid is still in the hunt. But Benzema’s outstanding form for the recently crowned La Liga champions and the agent fees in demand from the player’s agent Mino Raiola, who passed away recently, could be prime obstacles on the way to lure the Norwegian international away from Germany.
The £135m-valued youngster still has two years remaining on his current contract with the Black and Yellow outfit. Although a release clause of a reported 75m euros (£62.8m) is in that deal that will allow him to depart from Dortmund this summer.
Pep Guardiola’s reaction
According to recent reports, the Spanish manager agreed to a contract extension if they can convince Haaland to land at Etihad Stadium.
Although it might be little early to celebrate, but Pep and Co. can certainly be excited about one of the hottest prospect in European football circuit donning the light blue jersey next season.
How Haaland fared this season
Meanwhile, the Norwegian frontman has bagged 28 goals in 28 appearances for Marco Rose’s side in all competitions. He missed a big portion of the season through his muscle niggles and a hip flexor issue.
Manchester City continues to flourish both in the domestic and European circuit and that too without a natural No.9. They will face Real Madrid in the 2nd leg of the UCL semis with a goal lead in their hand. They are also leading the race for the PL title with a point lead over Liverpool.
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