Erling Haaland will be able to leave Manchester City for €150m in 2024 after his agent Mino Raiola insisted on it being included in the deal.
That’s according to BILD, who refute the English insistence that there is no such clause in his contract at the Etihad.
Haaland is on the verge of joining Manchester City after Pep Guardiola’s side activated the release clause in his contract at Borussia Dortmund.
He is now set to move to Manchester following months of speculation about his future in what will be one of the major moves of the summer transfer window.
However, his stay at the Etihad may not be a long one, with BILD reporting that the Norwegian has also negotiated the inclusion of a €150m release clause which will activate in 2024.
That was a specific request from Mino Raiola, who had negotiated the inclusion of the clause with Manchester City before his death at the end of last month.
The German outlet also point out why 2024 should be a date of interest, explaining that it happens to be the year after Karim Benzema’s contract expires at Real Madrid.
The Spanish side were Manchester City’s main competitors for Haaland’s signature this summer but appeared to have pulled out because of a potential move for Kylian Mbappe and the fact there would be no space for the two Frenchman, Haaland and Vinicius Junior.
Now we should point out that the existence of a release clause was firmly denied as soon as the deal was announced, and this is very much BILD insisting the opposite.
We may never know for certain, of course, but much like with the value of his release clause, there is a clear split between what’s being reported in England and Germany.