Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland is one of the most popular players in European football and has reportedly been approached by the clubs like Real Madrid and PSG. However, Manchester City is said to have pipped their rivals in sealing a deal with Erling for a whopping £500,000-a-week, which will make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League.
If the contract goes through, he will pass Kevin De Bruyne, who earns around £385,000 per week.
Although there are still two years left on his Borussia Dortmund contract, the club has been insisting that no concrete agreement has taken place with all the probable parties interested in the striker. However, the Manchester City agreement is said to have been fast approaching and is likely to be a five-year deal that should be complete in a week.
The last summer, Manchester City tried to avail the services of Harry Kane from Tottenham, but it didn’t go through. They are expected to go all-out for Erling, who has scored 25 goals in 26 Bundesliga matches for Dortmund. The father of Erling, Alf-Inge featured for Manchester City from 2000-03 and is said to be involved in the current negotiations.
Manchester City could not claim the Treble this season after a loss of 2-3 to Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday at Wembley. After an average performance, the team is certainly looking in need of a prolific striker.
However, the Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola refused to open up on the rumours of Erling getting a contract with the club.
“No answer to your question, I have another concern and business in my head right now than to think what will happen in this club next season,” Pep said ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Brighton.