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Erling Haaland joins Borussia Dortmund

By Rune Gjerulff

Erling Haaland will leave RB Salzburg to join Borussia Dortmund in January.

Erling Haaland.
Erling Haaland.Photo: Werner100359, CC BY-SA 4.0

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg, the club have announced.

The 19-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract until 2024 and will join BVB in January.

"Despite receiving numerous offers from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, Erling Haaland has decided that the best option for his career is to come and join our project here at BVB. Our persistence has paid off," said Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke in a statement.

"We can all look forward to having an ambitious, athletic and physically imposing centre-forward here at the club. Haaland boasts a real eye for goal and impressive speed, and we are confident that we can develop him even further here in Dortmund. At just 19 years of age, he is at the very start of what promises to be an incredible career," added BVB sporting director Michael Zorc.

Erling Haaland said:

"I had several intense conversations with the club's management team, in particular with Hans-Joachim Watzke, Michael Zorc and coach Lucien Favre. Right from the very start, I knew I wanted to move here. I can't wait to get started and play in front of over 80,000 fans in the incredible Dortmund atmosphere. I'm so excited!"

The 19-year-old, who has scored 28 goals in 22 games this season, was available for just €20 million thanks to a release clause, according to reports.

Borussia Dortmund saw off competition from the likes of Manchester United, Juventus and RB Leipzig to bring the striker to Signal Iduna Park.

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