Manchester City: Barcelona to meet £150m Erling Haaland release clause

Erling Haaland of Manchester City (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
Erling Haaland of Manchester City (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images) /

Erling Haaland has set the world alight at Manchester City. When he was first signed last summer, everybody knew he would be good. But nobody predicted him to break the Premier League goalscoring record, win the treble under Pep Guardiola AND be nominated for the Ballon d’Or.

With that being said, there are eyes on the talented youngster. Of course, he is one of the most desired players in the world since he essentially guarantees goals no matter where he signs. His coach Pep Guardiola will no doubt want to keep him at Manchester City.

Barcelona will meet Manchester City’s £150m release clause for Erling Haaland

According to a stunning revelation from 90min, a release clause in Erling Haaland’s current contract is set to activate in 2025. It isn’t tailored towards a specific club, but it means Haaland can leave for a set price when this date is reached. The set price is rumoured to be around £150m and that’s a fee which Barcelona is willing to pay.

Robert Lewandowski recently committed to trying to win trophies with Barcelona, instead of signing a lucrative contract elsewhere. However, from Barcelona’s perspective, Lewandowski is only a short-term option as he has recently turned 35. Therefore, they see Erling Haaland as their future number 9.

Manchester City will try their hardest to secure a new contract for their talisman Haaland. At this point in time, he seems to be happy working under Pep Guardiola. However, as we know, nothing is ever set in stone and when Barcelona comes knocking, it’s hard to turn down.

Manchester City are known to be in the running for Evan Ferguson. It was originally thought that he would partner Erling Haaland for the future but if the Norwegian robot does sign for Barcelona, it could be Ferguson with big boots to fill.

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