‘Clever’, Man City make a wise move with Erling Haaland make Premier League fall out
Manchester City plan to keep Erling Haaland in the context of the Norwegian striker being particularly interested in Real Madrid.
Manchester City plan to keep Erling Haaland in the context of the Norwegian striker being particularly interested in Real Madrid. According to the Daily Mail, Headmaster “The Citizens” intends to discuss with Haaland a salary increase for this striker. Everything will be done when the current season ends. Man City’s offer is said to be around £500,000/week. If agreed, the 22-year-old striker will receive the highest salary in the Premier League.
The Etihad Stadium team wants to “tie” Haaland in front of Real’s h.u.n.t. Not only that, Man City hopes securing Haaland’s future at the club will help attract Jude Bellingham, friend and former teammate of the Norwegian striker at Borussia Dortmund, to the green half of Manchester. Haaland’s current contract with Man City is valid until 2027, with an option to extend for another year. In particular, the 22-year-old striker receives a salary of £ 375,000 / week. The former Salzburg player’s treatment is equal to David de Gea and only loses to Kevin De Bruyne (£400,000/week) in the Premier League.
Landing at Man City last summer from Dortmund for more than £ 50 million, Haaland immediately e.x.p.l.o.d.e.d. Up to this point of the season, the Norwegian striker has had 42 goals in all competitions, thereby helping the Etihad Stadium team still compete on three fronts including the Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup.
Haaland’s dazzling performance in his first season in England attracted the attention of Real. “Los Blancos” considers this young striker a top transfer target in the summer of 2024. The Bernabeu team is said to be willing to spend more than 200 million euros to release the contract between the 22-year-old star and Man City.
At the national team gathering at the end of this March, Haaland did not participate because of a groin injury. Without the main striker, the Norwegian team lost 0-3 to Spain in the EURO 2024 qualifying round this morning (March 26). Haaland is racing against time to return to Man City in early April when the team match ends.
On April 1 and 27, the Etihad Stadium team will face Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premier League, respectively. These are considered the two decisive matches of the season of coach Pep Guardiola’s army in the top division of England.
Man City is in no hurry with Haaland’s injury
According to Alfie Haaland, the Man City striker will go to Barcelona for treatment. He told Norway’s TV 2 Sport, via the Times: “Man City has a partnership with a hospital in Barcelona so Haaland will go there for further examination and treatment.”
“My child has been in Marbella for a few days now, with a couple of physiotherapists from the club. First, I’m not a doctor and second, yes, I think he is (injury) It’s not clear. You can’t just go two weeks without training and then rush into a match. There has to be a route here,” added Mr. Alfie Haaland.
Man City is about to enter a challenging journey. They will face Liverpool on April 1, before traveling to Southampton a week later in the Premier League.
Next, “The Citizens” has two Champions League quarter-final matches against Bayern Munich, alternating with a c.l.a.s.h with Leicester City. Headmaster Man City hopes Erling Haaland will recover in time for those important matches. However, if the Norwegian spearhead has not recovered yet, the striker will be sidelined.
“If my child does not train properly with the team, he will not play. That is what the doctors shared a few days ago. Erling Haaland needs a lot of care,” concluded Mr. Alfie Haaland.
Haaland scored 42 goals in just 37 games in all competitions for Man City this season. Which, he has 8 goals in the last 2 matches, before suffering an injury in the match against Burnley on March 19. Phil Foden praised the former Dortmund player, saying that Haaland has helped the team find a different way of playing since he arrived at the Etihad in the summer of 2022.
Haaland’s goal-scoring talent caught Real Madrid’s attention. However, the Spanish team needs to consider when Haaland’s contract release clause in 2024 costs up to £ 212 million.