It is no secret at this point in saying that Manchester City will be looking to go all-out for Erling Haaland come next summer.
The Cityzens know that they are not the only ones interested in signing the Borussia Dortmund striker with a host of elite European clubs said to be interested in snapping him up.
City will be competing with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain for the Norweigan striker’s prized signature.
The former RB Salzburg striker has been tipped to leave the Signa Iduna Park, with his €75 million release clause looking likely to be triggered next summer.
With that said, the striker though is said to be keen on a move to Spain and Real Madrid is said to be his preferred destination. That could change however if recent reports from Todofichajes are to be believed.
Todofichajes understands that the Sky Blues have offered Haaland a ‘mega-contract’.
It is understood that the reigning Premier League champions have apparently sent an offer to Haaland’s super-agent Mino Raiola, which would see his client earn €25 million net per season. The length of the proposed deal is said to be 5 years, as per the source.
The Spanish outlet also claims that this could prove to be a setback to the rest of the pack chasing the player’s signature as the numbers are something that only a few clubs in the world can afford.
if Haaland indeed accepts the proposed deal, it would make him the highest earner in the Premier League after Cristiano Ronaldo, on par with Kevin De Bruyne.
Personally, I believe that the Haaland saga is far from over. FC Barcelona have emerged as serious contenders for the 21-year-old’s signature, with the former La Liga champions confident enough to gather the required funds to finance the transfer.
There is still a lot of time left until the summer window begins and Haaland is yet to hold discussions over his future with Dortmund. It would be interesting to see what would the verdict of those meetings would be, with the Schwarz Gelben growing increasingly uncomfortable over the player’s unwillingness to commit a new contract with them.
For now, City have managed to get their hands on an able prospect in Julian Alvarez from River Plate, and he could well be the next Sergio Aguero, if it all pans out well for him.