According to a report, Man City is willing to spend around £120m to bring coveted Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland to the club.
Still just 21 years old, Haaland’s rise has been meteoric over the past few seasons.
And he has become one of the most in-demand players on the planet.
Although he has had injury problems this season, the Norwegian has scored 80 times in 84 appearances for Dortmund since he arrived from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.
Manchester City, one of the clubs where Haaland’s father Alf-Inge spent time as a player,
And Real Madrid has emerged as the frontrunners to sign the goalscoring sensation this summer,
His bargain €75m release clause is due to expire at the end of April.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, City has already tabled offers to the player and his current club.
So the total sum is likely above that relatively cheap release clause.
The Cityzens are prepared to pay Dortmund the €75m (£62.6m) release clause, plus another €70m (£58.5m) in bonuses.
Should Haaland put pen to paper on their five-year contract proposal, he would earn £25m per year.
That would take the overall cost of the deal to a potential £245m, although a renewal would be a certainty.
90min understands that there are still several clubs in the running for Haaland’s signature, even while Man City and Real Madrid are seemingly out in front.
However, Bayern Munich is still hopeful, and uncertainty remains over Robert Lewandowski’s future, as revealed in March.
It has been reported that Los Blancos want to wait until next year to sign Haaland as they prioritise the free signing of Kylian Mbappe this summer.
The Frenchman’s potential arrival was sure to command significant wages, agent fees and bonuses.
There are, however, increasing suggestions that Mbappe could yet re-commit to Paris Saint-Germain instead.
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