May 12, 2022 – 8:50 pm
The Norwegian will strengthen the English club but already seems to be anticipating a future transfer
The summer market is not even open yet, and one of the transfers of the year is already closed. Manchester City have announced the start of a deal for Erling Haaland, who will leave Borussia Dortmund for the Premier League club in exchange for 60 million euros. The amount paid is well below the Norwegian’s market value – by 150 million – and is also lower than the initially disclosed 75 million. All because, when the striker moved to Germany in January 2020, the late Mino Raiola demanded that the contract include a release clause. Now, according to ‘Bild’, Manchester City will also have been ‘forced’ to accept a similar condition, even if it implies a ‘slightly’ higher value. The Norwegian will receive a salary of around 465,000 euros per week, in a contract which, initially, should be valid for 5 seasons, but which could end up being cut short.
According to the German publication, Haaland demanded to have a release clause of 150 million euros, which would allow him to go elsewhere from the third season, without the townspeople being able to negotiate the price … as it is is produced this year. The Spanish daily ‘AS’ goes even further and suggests that the figure will be 200 million. Either way, whoever wants to take Ethiad’s top scorer in the future will have to open the purse strings.