Manchester City are reportedly ‘ready to pay’ for Erling Haaland’s release clause included in his contract with Borussia Dortmund, according to a new report from Germany this week.
Erling Haaland is just the most sought-after item in world football at the moment, and the 21-year-old’s future has been a topic of conversation since his arrival at Borussia Dortmund.
With his top agent Mino Raiola recently confirming the list of clubs in the race for the signing of the Norwegian superstar, this transfer saga is expected to intensify in the coming summer.
According to the German Bild, translated and distributed by Witness Sportsman, Manchester City are understood to be ‘ready to pay’ Erling Haaland’s 75 million euro Erling Haaland release package, which will open next summer.
Further details suggest that Pep Guardiola’s side will face rivals Manchester United and Real Madrid as their first rivals to sign the Norwegian player.
According to Borussia Dortmund, they plan to keep Haaland until “at least” 2023 by putting an annual salary of 16 million euros on the table.
In addition, BILD has revealed that with the Leeds-Nike striker’s contract expiring in December, Puma – which also sponsors Dortmund – is expected to offer him an eight million euro annual contract extension as a way to extend his stay in Germany.
However, Manchester City will be keeping an eye on bringing Erling Haaland to the Etihad Stadium next summer, with news of Ferran Torres’ exit from rounds, leaving the 9th place in the club vacant.
Add to that the fact that the wonder kid is pictured giving Manchester City kits in the past, combined with his father’s time at the club, and certainly a lot of weight after speculation.