Manchester City are in pole position to sign Erling Haaland in the upcoming summer. The Norwegian striker is the most sought-after talent in the world of football right now. All the big clubs are in the race to sign him, however, recent reports have suggested that Manchester City now have a headstart to sign him.
Previous reports had suggested that Real Madrid was the likely destination for the prolific striker. However, Manchester City’s owners are a big fan of Erling Haaland and want him at the club for years to come.
They are ready to fund the transfer of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. The striker has a release clause of 70 million in the summer. The price may seem like a bargain. However, the entire package for Haaland is rather expensive. His agent is reportedly seeking an agent fee of 15-20 million. Meanwhile, Haaland’s wages are likely to cost around 25-30 million per season.
Given the extravagant wages and signing-on fees, most clubs are unlikely to match those demands. However, the owners of Manchester City are ready to meet the demands and fund the transfer.
Alf Inge Haaland’s role in Erling’s transfer to City
Erling Haaland’s father Alf Inge Haaland is also a former Manchester City player. His old ties with Manchester City are also likely to play a part in City’s quest to land Erling Haaland.
Manchester City are yet to replace Sergio Aguero and want Erling Haaland to continue the legacy of Manchester City’s strikers. Given the support from the owner, City are likely to pip Real Madrid in the race to sign him and meet the wage demands of Haaland.
Haaland is known to be a keen admirer of Bamford from Leeds, and Vardy from Leicester City. A move to the Premier League is likely to fit his traits.
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