Curious contract constellation at Manchester City: Because coach Pep Guardiola extended his working paper at the top English club a few weeks ago, the Sky Blues no longer have to fear Erling Haaland’s premature departure.
As the portal “The Athletic” reported on Wednesday, the exit clause of 150 million pounds previously stipulated in Erling Haaland’s contract is no longer valid. The Norwegian’s working paper had changed after coach Pep Guardiola recently extended his contract with the English until 2025. The release clause was directly linked to Guardiola’s future, it is said.
Interested clubs could have signed the former BVB star for £150m after the 2023/24 season. Haaland and the ManCity managers agreed on this clause last summer when the Norwegian moved from Dortmund.
Man City wants to extend Haaland’s contract
Now that the top English club’s biggest concern can be put to rest, the sheikhs are already planning a contract extension, according to “The Athletic”. The club bosses are said to be convinced that Haaland would be open to a new offer. The striker’s current contract runs until the summer of 2027.
City’s top scorer switched from BVB to Manchester in the summer of 2022 for the comparatively low transfer fee of around 60 million euros. Already in his first season he made himself indispensable for his new club and set numerous goal records on the island.
With 32 and eleven goals respectively, Haaland is currently the undisputed leader of the two top scorer lists in the Premier League and Champions League. The 22-year-old has scored 47 goals in 40 competitive games so far.