Wednesday, May 25

Twitter reacts to Manchester City confirming Erling Haaland agreement

Manchester City have confirmed an agreement to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund when the transfer window opens this summer, subject to the formality of personal terms.

The initial fee will be around £55m, lower then previously expected as for months his release clause was reported to be over £60m.

90min understands that the five-year deal Haaland will sign will pay less than current top earner Kevin De Bruyne, though bonuses will take him up towards that level.

So what does this mean for the world of football?

Well, it likely means Manchester City – the club who have spent over £1bn over the last decade in an attempt to win the Champions League – will somehow be even better than they already are, given they now have a proper centre forward to replace the long departed Sergio Aguero.

It also spells disaster for pretty much any other club (in England, anyway) apart from Liverpool, with the gulf in quality there for all to see during the 2021/22 season.

So how did the news of Haaland agreement go down on Twitter? Well, as you can imagine, pretty well with most…

Excitement from those of a City persuasion, curiosity among journalists and an indication of the sheer magnitude of this deal.

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Naturally, some chose to look at the lighter side of Haaland joining, with a particular reference to a current Manchester United midfielder making for particularly interesting reading…

What did Pep Guardiola have to say about it in his press conference you ask?

Well, not much – because as the Spaniard put, he’d been told by both clubs to keep hush…

A quick look at City’s squad depth would reinforce the point that everybody should be afraid next season…

But enough about Haaland for a second, how must Harry Kane be feeling?

All set for a move to the Etihad last summer, things fell apart for England’s captain – and now, well, he may be sat on a lonely park bench wondering what on earth happened…

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Meanwhile, in the red half of Manchester…

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