Erling Haaland is set to bring his time at Borussia Dortmund to an end this summer by completing a move to Manchester City.
The 21-year-old has become the latest in a long list of players whose star has risen to incredible heights during their time at the German club.
Haaland arrived for 20 million euros
Haaland will complete a 60 million euro move to the Etihad Stadium, which is less than the release clause that Mino Raiola had inserted into his contract.
The Norwegian arrived at Dortmund for 20m euros from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.
Lewandowski cost 4.7 million euros
Robert Lewandowski joined Dortmund in 2010 after the German club paid Lech Poznan 4.7m euros for his services.
The Polish striker enjoyed a stunning rise at the Signal Iduna Park before moving to Bayern Munich on a free transfer in the summer of 2014.
Dembele’s arrival in 2016
Another excellent piece of business by Dortmund came in the summer of 2016, as the German club signed Ousmane Dembele from Rennes for 35m euros.
Twelve months later, Barcelona made a 140m euro offer for the winger, who then completed a move to the Camp Nou.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signed for Dortmund in the summer of 2013 in a deal worth 13m euros from Saint-Etienne.
Five years later, having established himself as one of the best strikers in Europe, Aubameyang joined Arsenal for 63m euros.
The discovery of Isak
Alexander Isak was playing for AIK in Sweden when Dortmund paid 8m euros to sign him in 2017.
Two years later, Real Sociedad offered 15m euros for the striker’s services, and he soon made the move to the Basque Country.
Sancho: From 8m euros to 85m
Jadon Sancho left the Manchester City academy in 2017 to join Dortmund in a deal worth 8m euros.
The English winger shone during his time in Germany, and he signed for Manchester United in the summer of 2021 for 85m euros.
The Gundogan factor
In 2011, Dortmund completed the signing of central midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Nuremberg for 5m euros.
Gundogan was a pivotal part of the team which reached the Champions League final in 2013, and he signed for Manchester City for 27m euros in 2016.
An unknown Pulisic
Christian Pulisic arrived at Borussia Dortmund in 2015 as a virtually unknown forward in European football.
The American’s rise was remarkable, and four years later he joined Chelsea in a deal worth 64m euros.
Hummels: The man who left and came back
Mats Hummels‘ career has consisted of him moving between Bayern Munich and Dortmund.
The central defender joined Dortmund from Bayern‘s academy in 2009 for 4m euros, before returning to Munich in 2016 for 35m euros.
In 2019, Hummels returned to Dortmund in a deal worth 30m euros, where he is still playing.
The profit of Mkhitaryan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan signed for Dortmund in 2013 after the German club paid 27m euros for his services.
Three years later, Manchester United completed a deal to sign the playmaker for 42m, but the Armenian did not enjoy the same level of success at Old Trafford.
Gotze’s rapid rise
Mario Gotze began his career in the Dortmund academy and established himself as one of the best young players in world football before signing for Bayern in 2013.
That deal was worth 37m euros, and the highlight of his career came a year later, as he scored the winner for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina.
Sahin ended up at Real Madrid
Nuri Sahin emerged as an extraordinary young player during his time at Dortmund, having come through the club’s academy.
In the summer of 2011, Real Madrid signed him for 10m euros, but injuries meant that he was unable to shine at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.