IThis week is big news in the football world. Manchester City have agreed to sign Erling Haaland. This summer, the English club says it will only pay €60m in transfer fees.
There has long been speculation that the Norwegian striker’s release clause is €75m, but MARCA has contacted the nationals who have confirmed they have activated a €60m release clause for the 21-year-old striker.
This item, City says, is a flat fee with no extras or variables. Even at 75 million euros, Haland would be a relatively good deal given his age and height, he is already one of the best strikers in the world, but 60 is an absolute steal.
There are, of course, other costs associated with signing a footballer, especially an elite player, but City insist they didn’t break their salary structure to deal with him. Halandalthough, naturally, he would be one of the club’s highest paid players.
Haland has been one of the most sought-after players in Europe for some time now and many top clubs have been desperate to sign him this summer.
Man City outpaced the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and others who dreamed of landing Haaland. Other clubs were willing to pay him the same money, so why City?
The answer may be as simple as the fact that his father played for the Nationals. This could tip the scales when comparing the club to other top tier teams that can also offer Champions League football.
AT Manchester City, Haland can also be combined with Pep Guardiolaas well as an all-star lineup that is expected to compete for every trophy.
The Champions League remained elusive for City and HalandThe main mission will be to help them finally get the most coveted of the prizes.
With the money at their disposal, their inability to do so becomes more and more of a discussion as they only made it to the final once despite their enviable resources.
Guardiola did not hide the fact that he wants his team to be supplemented by a real number 9, and Haland fully complies with the requirements.
last summer Haland was not on the market, certainly not at this price, and it seems that the City did the right thing, waiting for their man.