Manchester City are on the verge of completing the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Haaland passed his City medical on Monday ahead of his proposed move to the Premier League side after the club agreed to activate the striker’s €75 million release clause.
In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes City’s proposed signing of Haaland this summer will ‘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,” he said.
“You have so many opportunities and so many different ways to win a football game, and we have to find just one. It’s possible obviously and we can do that.”
“We face City two, three – with cup competitions, the Champions League – five, six times maybe a year but not more often than all the rest.”
“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.”
On completing his move to City, the 21-year-old will become one of the club’s highest-paid stars, level with Kevin de Bruyne, who currently pockets £375,000 per week.
Erling Haaland to Manchester City, here we go! Haaland has passed medical tests as new Man City player today, he’s back in Dortmund. It will be OFFICIAL this week 🚨🔵 #MCFC
Man City told BVB board that they will activate release clause [closer to €60m than €75m] in few hours. pic.twitter.com/heYobi8S1Y
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 9, 2022