Manchester City are on the hunt for Erling Haaland. The Dortmund man is the biggest property in world football in years and teams are lining up for the Norwegian. However, Haaland has chosen Manchester City as he wants to work with Pep Guardiola.
Haaland has a 65m release clause in his contract and City are to break the clause in the Summer. City would be eyeing a steal from Dortmund as Haaland’s transfer market value is over 150m. According to reports, City have offered Haaland a 500K/week contract which essentially would make him the highest-paid footballer on the planet.
Haaland has been in red hot form ever since arriving at Borussia Dortmund. He has scored 82 times in 85 appearances for the club. He averages almost one goal per game which has made him the most wanted player on the planet.
A lot of clubs have shown interest most notably- Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Barcelona. However, City is leading the race due to the huge contract which has been offered.
Guardiola on Haaland rumors
Pep Guardiola was asked by an interviewer a couple of months ago about the prospect of Haaland signing for City. However, Guardiola refused all rumors and said he can’t make statements about players that are not at City.
“Since I am here, every month or two months people say we are going to sign 50 players, Right now, listen, it’s impossible that I am going to talk about some guy who is not here. He’s a Dortmund player and we’ve an incredible run ahead of us. At the end of the season it is the transfer window and many things are going to happen. Maybe I speak about this club needing a striker for next five, six, seven years maybe once in the last 12 months. I’m not going to be the guy saying we are a success or not a success because we didn’t have a striker.”
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