In an exclusive report in the Daily Mail, journalist Mike Keegan claims Manchester City are ready to make Erling Haaland the highest-paid player in England, should he complete a move from Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad Stadium this summer.
Keegan reports that the 21-year-old would become the Premier League's highest earner, with a salary in excess of £500,000 per week – taking him above the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, who is rumoured to earn about £385,000 weekly.
It is noted that the relatively low £63million release clause within the striker's Dortmund contract means the player's representatives – Mino Raiola and former City player Alfie Haaland – are set to earn substantial payments, likely to take the total outlay to near £100million; a figure mooted in The Times, the Manchester Evening News, and last Friday's Mail exclusive revealing the Blues had an agreement in place for the Norweigan.
Keegan notes the interest of other European clubs like Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid but highlights that there is growing confidence that the Premier League champions are in the driving seat for the Norway international.
City are said to believe there could be a final decision made in a month, which tallies up with reports from across the continent suggesting we are now only a few weeks away from knowing where the prodigious forward will be playing his football next season.
Earlier, we covered reports from Patrick Berger of SPORT1 in Germany who revealed that Pep Guardiola's side had tabled the best offer for the Nord so far, with figures close to Team Haaland's demanded €25million per season net – which works out to just over £400,000 per week after taxes.
Most reports concerning Haaland's future at the moment appear to place City and Real Madrid at the front of the queue for his signature while stressing that a final decision is expected in the coming weeks. Based on reports from credible journalists, the Blues have everything in line to execute the transfer; they just need the final decision.
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