Man City-bound Erling Haaland scores in final match for Borussia Dortmund

Man City-bound Erling Haaland scores in final match for Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland scored in his final Borussia Dortmund match before joining Manchester City, leading his new team to a 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin on the final day of the Bundesliga season.

In a match dubbed “Goodbye Day” by Dortmund, Haaland scored a penalty after just over 20 minutes. After Ishak Belfodil’s spot-kick for Hertha threatened to wreck his goodbye, his equalizer at Signal Iduna Park inspired a comeback.

In a hint to Dortmund’s future, England international Jude Bellingham set up fellow youngster Youssouf Moukoko for a late winner, providing Haaland with the ideal send-off.

The 21-year-old striker was replaced late in the game to a standing ovation.

Last week, it was revealed that Haaland will join Manchester City this summer after the club activated his £51.5 million release clause. However, Sky Sports News reports that the total cost of the deal, including agency fees and sign-on incentives, would exceed £80 million.

His five-year deal with City has a release clause that may be triggered at any time. Sky Sports News knows that is more than the €150 million (£127 million) stated in Germany. Manchester City is fine with the provision being inserted because the price necessary to trigger any sale would be a club record.

Haaland began Saturday’s goodbye by being applauded onto the pitch for the warm-up by his Dortmund teammates, before bowing to the club’s Yellow Wall to thank the club’s supporters.

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