Erling Haaland waved farewell to Borussia Dortmund forward of his last match for the membership earlier than becoming a member of Manchester Metropolis.
The 21-year-old striker, whose £51million transfer to Metropolis has already been confirmed, obtained a rousing reception from the Sign Iduna Park devoted forward of Dortmund’s conflict with Hertha Berlin.
Haaland’s exit this summer season was anticipated resulting from a launch clause in his contract – and he leaves the Bundesliga facet on good phrases after 85 targets in 88 appearances.
It’s a day of farewells for the German giants, who additionally say goodbye to Marcel Schmelzer, Axel Witsel, Roman Burki, Dan-Axel Zagadou, and Marwin Hitz.
Defender Schmelzer has spent his whole skilled profession at Dortmund and was pictured crying as he waved to followers earlier than kick-off.
However the greatest tribute was saved for sporting director and membership legend Michael Zorc.
The long-lasting former midfielder ends a 44-year affiliation with the membership, having spent his whole enjoying profession with Dortmund earlier than revolutionising their switch mannequin.
Zorc signed Ilkay Gundogan, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele, Jadon Sancho and Haaland for a mixed €86.8m, earlier than promoting them for €431.25m.
The 59-year-old was in tears as he waved goodbye to followers they usually responded with an unimaginable visible tribute – which, in reality, made Haaland’s farewell appear fairly insignificant compared.
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