Their statement read: “Manchester City can confirm we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on 1st July 2022.
“The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player.”
Haaland has already established himself as one of the best players in world football and City will pay him as such.
According to the Times, Haaland has signed a long-term deal worth a cool £400,000 a week.
That will put him among the Premier League’s highest-paid players.
Using Spotrac, we’ve listed the highest-paid XI currently plying their trade in the Premier League below…
GK: David de Gea (Manchester United) – £375,000-a-week
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £180,000-a-week
CB: Raphael Varane (Manchester United) – £340,000-a-week
CB: John Stones (Manchester City) – £250,000-a-week
LB: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) – £190,000-a-week
RM: Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) – £350,000-a-week
CM: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – £290,000-a-week
CM: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £400,000-a-week
LM: Jack Grealish (Manchester City) – £300,000-a-week
ST: Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – £400,000-a-week
ST: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – £510,000-a-week
Once the deal for Haaland is completed, Man City will have four players in the Premier League’s highest-paid XI, with the Norwegian joining Stones, De Bruyne and Grealish.
Manchester United also have four representatives (De Gea, Varane, Sancho and Ronaldo).
Chelsea have two (Chilwell and Kante), while only one Liverpool player makes the XI (Alexander-Arnold).
Some of the biggest stars in the Premier League don’t make the XI, including Virgil van Dijk (£220,000-a-week), Mohamed Salah (£200,000-a-week) and Harry Kane (£200,000-a-week).
Salah is after a new contract and could force his way into the Premier League’s highest-paid XI should Liverpool decide to meet his demands.