Manchester City have won the race to sign striker Earling Holland, who confirmed on Tuesday that they had signed a deal to make the 21-year-old Norwegian goal scoring machine the latest addition to the star-studded roster. Is close to winning. Fourth Premier League title in five years.
“Manchester City can confirm that we have agreed in principle with Borussia Dortmund to transfer striker Earling Holland to the club on 1 July 2022,” the team said. A lousy statement on Tuesday. The club said that in order to make the agreement official, it only needs to resolve the terms of the agreement with the Netherlands.
The departure of the Netherlands from Dortmund this summer, the German team where he has spent the last two and a half seasons, was widely expected. Possible out-of-town (or retreat) potential suits for the Netherlands of the world, such as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich The most wanted young forwards.
The city and its rivals faced a June deadline to activate the release clause in the Dutch Dortmund Agreement – valued at 75 million euros, or just under $ 80 million. He still needs to agree to the terms of his contract with the Netherlands, whose new salary is expected to make him one of the world’s top paid players.
These figures are not a problem for Manchester City, which has been bankrolled by the billionaire brother of the UAE ruler and has spent millions of dollars to assemble one of the most talented squads in the world. ۔ But those numbers could potentially keep the Netherlands out of the reach of other teams, including Barcelona, which is mired in a financial crisis that led to the loss of Lionel Messi for free last summer, and Bayern Munich, whose Sporting The director recently said that the inclusion of the Netherlands “does no harm. It does not make sense for the perennial German champions as the team already employs a world-class striker in Robert Lewandowski.”
Closing the deal for the Netherlands this week will allow him to bid farewell to Dortmund fans in the club’s final game of the season at Hertha Berlin’s home on Saturday.
City currently have a three-point lead over Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title with three games, but they are definitely looking to win the Champions League for the Netherlands. The trophy has been a target of City’s leadership for more than a decade. The club finally reached the final for the first time last season, losing to their London rival Chelsea, and then returning to the semi-finals this season, before being knocked out by Real Madrid last week.
A capable scorer with a terrific combination of size, speed and skill, Holland, who turns 22 in July, has been a ticket to world stardom since he was a teenager. Earling Holland, the son of former Premier League midfielder Alfie Holland, made his debut for his boyhood club, Norway’s Brian FK, at the age of 15, and joined Mold a year later, on which the former Manchester United star Signed by Ole Gunner Solskir, then Mold’s manager.
By 2018, he was at Red Bull Salzburg, Austria, where he scored 17 league goals in his single season and added eight more to his first five appearances in the Champions League. Dortmund scooped him less than a year later, and he hit the ground running in his debut, scoring a hat trick in 23 minutes.
The Netherlands have scored 61 goals in 65 Bundesliga games for Dortmund, and 15 more in three Champions League campaigns.
Once the contract is completed, he will join Manchester City for almost 22 years until the month his father did so. Elfi Holland signed for City in June 2000, a few weeks before Earling’s birth, but retired in 2003 after a notorious foul at Manchester United’s season and Manchester United’s Roy Kane.
Rory Smith assisted in reporting.