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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Man City Trigger Release of Generational Haaland for Only $63M

  • Haaland will reportedly make $462,105 per week with Manchester — the same as new teammate Kevin De Bruyne.
  • It's second in the Premier League behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Erling Haaland

After months of speculation, one of soccer’s top prizes is finally on the move to one of the sport’s biggest spenders.

On Tuesday, Manchester City announced an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of star striker Erling Haaland on July 1, 2022. Per multiple reports, City is activating the release clause in Haaland’s current contract for approximately $63.3 million.

Even if there are additional fees to be disclosed, the release fee represents a massive bargain for the English giants, though they’ll have to pay Haaland wages befitting his reputation as an attacking phenom.

  • Haaland will earn about $462,105 per week with Manchester, per Fabrizio Romano.
  • His salary will be equal to new teammate Kevin De Bruyne and second-most in the Premier League behind Cristiano Ronaldo (reportedly $474,374/week).
  • The 21-year-old has had at least one goal per 90 minutes and has ranked in the top three for the stat in each of his three Bundesliga seasons.

Haaland is just the latest departure from Dortmund’s talent factory: Since 2016-17, BVB has brought in $887.9 million from transfers — second-most in the world behind Juventus.

It’s a sort of homecoming for the 21-year-old, who grew up a Man City supporter after his father, Alfie, played there from 2000-03.

After the Citizens’ latest crashout in the Champions League semifinal, Haaland may be just what Pep Guardiola’s club needs to finally lift the cup.

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