Erling Haaland Has Two Different Release Clauses Embedded Into Man City Contract For 2024 And 2025
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It has emerged that Erling Haaland has two different release clauses in his current Manchester City contract for 2024 and 2025.
Premier League champions City confirmed the signing of Norwegian forward Haaland last month after the club agreed to pay his £64 million release clause to Borussia Dortmund.
The 21-year-old forward has penned a five-year deal at the Etihad worth a reported £375,000-a-week, a contract that rivals Kevin De Bruyne as the club's top earner.
Haaland, who was heavily linked with a move to La Liga champions Real Madrid having impressed in the Bundesliga, decided to join his father's former club after lengthy talks.
But the Spanish media are still tracking Haaland's movements, despite his latest transfer.
In fact, Spanish outlet Marca claim the striker has two release clauses embedded into his new contract at the Etihad, with both differing in price depending on the year they are activated.
It is claimed that at the end of 2024 – which would be at the end of his second year at Manchester City – clubs will be able to sign the Haaland for a sum of €200 million.
Then, at the end of his third year of contract – the summer of 2025 – a club will have the opportunity to sign the player for a sum of €175 million.
That being said, these figures cannot be activated by a club immediately.
Although they are not specified, the availability of these release clauses in Haaland's contract are linked to achieving minimum sporting objectives at Manchester City.
It is stated in the Marca report that once these objectives have been completed by Haaland during his time at the Etihad, then the player will then have the possibility of terminating his contract through either of the release clauses.
In addition to the above details, Spanish publication AS claim Real Madrid will look to replace Karim Benzema in 2024 with Haaland, who will have a €200 million release clause in that summer window.
Away from his long-term future at Manchester City and Haaland is excited to get going.
“This is a proud day for me and my family,” he told Manchester City's website after penning a five-year deal.
“I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me.
“There are so many world-class players in this squad and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all-time, so I believe I am in the right place to fulfil my ambitions.
“I want to score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer and I am confident I can do that here. This is a great move for me and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season.”
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