Erling Haaland goes to Manchester City, it is well known. The Norwegian recently signed a five-year contract with the British. But apparently the deal has a small loophole.
Erling Haaland reportedly has a release clause in his Manchester City contract. As reported by the “Bild”, the Norwegian should be able to change in two years for the fixed fee of 150 million euros. Haaland’s adviser Mino Raiola, who has since died, negotiated this before his death.
The 21-year-old’s contract runs until 2027, so 2024 could see an end that Manchester City would not be able to veto.
What makes Real Madrid so interesting
One possible thought with this clause would have been Real Madrid. The Spaniards have been Manchester’s fiercest contender in courting Haaland over the past few weeks and months. In view of the talks with Kylian Mbappé, however, the focus was not on the BVB striker, so Manchester City prevailed.
Haaland’s favorite club is Real Madrid, according to several media outlets. And in two years the “Reale” could have the necessary money, but also the necessary space for the champion. Because Karim Benzema’s contract is only valid until 2023. And other big earnings like Luka Modric or Marcelo will probably no longer be under contract in Madrid.
Another factor in the clause could also be the future of City manager Pep Guardiola. His contract will last only until 2023 and the Spaniard has repeatedly stressed that he does not want to extend it. If it hadn’t happened with Guardiola’s successor, Haaland would have the opportunity to change clubs.