Man City Prepared To Make Erling Haaland 'Richest Player In The Premier League' With Astronomical Wage Deal
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Manchester City are prepared to make Erling Haaland the highest-paid player in the Premier League, according to stunning reports.
Haaland has been the subject of intense transfer speculation, with Man City thought to be in the running to acquire his services in the summer.
It appears the Blues are set to pull out all the stops to sign the Borussia Dortmund phenom ahead of next season.
According to Spanish outlet Diario AS, Man City are ready to offer a whopping wage deal in excess of £500,000-a-week.
The report states that the proposed figure would dwarf Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne's salaries.
They both earn a reported £385,000-a-week.
The 21-year-old will command a transfer fee of £64 million in the summer.
He's expected to ask for a release clause to be written in his contract if he moves clubs at the end of the season.
Man City face competition from Real Madrid and Barcelona to snap up Haaland, who has been ultra-prolific at Dortmund.
He scored 41 goals in all competitions last season and has 23 goals to his name this term.
His goal-scoring prowess has been praised by Pep Guardiola, who hailed the Norwegian striker last season.
"To score that number of goals at his age is not easy," he said.
"He’s 20 years old and the numbers speak for themselves. When that happens it’s because he can score with the right, the left, via counterattacks, in the box. He’s a fantastic striker, everyone knows it."
Asked whether Haaland is a £100 million player, he replied: "I don’t know, it’s a question for Dortmund, his agent, so I don’t know. I understand completely people ask about Haaland because of course he’s an exceptional striker but you understand it’s not appropriate for me to talk about a player from another club.
"The only thing I can say is that he is an exceptional striker. With his age, he is an exceptional striker. He’s a fantastic player - that’s all."
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