Borussia Dortmund has reportedly not received a single euro transfer fee for Erling Haaland from Manchester City. The reason should be a special agreement between the two clubs.
Like the Norwegian newspaper dag bladet reported, the first part of the approximately 60 million euros for Haaland will not be due until July 2023. Dortmund and Manchester City have agreed to pay in installments.
According to this, the English have to transfer 15 million euros to BVB four times. Borussia would therefore only have received all the money for the transfer in the summer of 2026.
Neither club wanted to comment on the subject when asked by the tabloid. That dag bladet came across the information about Haaland’s youth club Bryne FK, which also benefits financially from the striker’s move to the island.
“So far we haven’t received any money. The reason is the agreement that Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund have made. We’re already booking the income this year, but we won’t get the money until next year in July,” says Bryne boss Hans Öyvind sagen quoted.
Haaland: Molde FK and RB Salzburg also cash in
In addition to Bryne, Molde FK and RB Salzburg will also earn money from the 22-year-old Norwegian’s move. The reason is the so-called solidarity rule. Accordingly, all clubs with which a player between the ages of 12 and 23 was under contract are entitled to a total of five percent of the transfer fee generated.
“I’m surprised that BVB got involved in this model,” said sports finance expert Andreas Selliaas dag bladet. It is also puzzling why neither Dortmund nor City communicated the model.
After two years at BVB, Haaland switched to Manchester City in the summer of 2022 and signed a contract until 2027. In three competitive appearances for the English champions so far, he has scored two goals and prepared two more goals.