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Manchester City want to give Erling Haaland a new contract amid Real Madrid interest

The Norwegian has been linked with a future move to Real Madrid, something Manchester City are keen to avoid.

The Norwegian has been linked with a future move to Real Madrid, something Manchester City are keen to avoid.
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Manchester City have felt the breeze of the white clouds overhead; Real Madrid’s transfer storm has approached over the past few days and the Premier League champions are well aware of the potential consequences. As such, the club are looking to tie down their star player, Erling Haaland, to a bumper deal that would see him become the highest-paid player in the Premier League.

The transfer market has just slammed shut, but teams do not stop there and they are already looking towards the next window of opportunity. They know, kids, that the earlier they do their homework, the quicker they will be able to seal transfer dealings.

When does Erling Haaland’s contract end with Manchester City?

One of the teams who have already put the wheels in motion with the next window in mind is Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s side know that Erling Haaland is their number one star and they want things to continue that way for the next few years; as such, they are prepared to tie him down with a eye-watering new deal.

The current UEFA Player of the Year has a contract with his club until 2027. According to media reports from England, City want to keep him in Manchester for a further year, until 2028.

The 23-year-old scored 52 goals last season.
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The 23-year-old scored 52 goals last season.GUILLAUME HORCAJUELOEFE

Who is the highest paid player in the Premier League?

Right now, Haaland sits behind De Bruyne and Salah in the wage bill of the Premier League, but City want to make him the top earner and put him on a contract that would surpass £30 million a year plus individual and team bonuses, filling him up on cash and keeping him away from any Madrid temptation.

Conversations have not yet started between the relevant parties, but City are waiting on his agent, Rafael Pimienta, who recently refused to close the door on a move to Madrid, to sit down and talk numbers.

The agent did not confirm whether or not Haaland had a release clause in his deal, simply saying that “our players have their destiny in their own hands”. As a result, City believe money is the way forward. They want the player, who is, along with Vini Jr and Mbappé, the most valuable in the world, to accept their mammoth-sized deal and close the door on both Real Madrid and Saudi Arabia.


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