Erling Haaland is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund next summer, when his reported €75m clause can be activated.
The striker is on the agenda of the top European clubs, including Manchester City.
He has 13 goals and four assists in 10 matches in all competitions this season and has been forced to miss seven games due to injuries. The Norway international is currently sidelined due to a problem with a hip flexor.
Haaland is set to be a candidate for the Citizens since Pep Guardiola will need a new striker after his side failed to take Harry Kane away from Tottenham Hotspur in the last window.
According to Bild, the Premier League winners are ‘considering whether [paying ] the release clause [to sign Haaland] would pay off for them in the light of two factors’.
The first one is related to the hip flexor issue, which could have an impact on his ‘pace, strength and endurance’. Haaland is advised by Mino Raiola and the super-agent pushing his client seems to be the second factor.
When Raiola speaks to the Norwegian’s suitors, he puts it across to clubs that ‘ambition is more important than money’. This is same stance maintained by the star’s family. Raiola has a reputation of getting the best financial deals for himself and his clients.
With Raiola’s involvement in the Haaland operation, Bild suggest the ‘account balance could not be completely unimportant…’
To sum it up, City are evaluating whether or not the Haaland deal will pay off due to Mino Raiola and concerns with the striker performing at the highest level due to injuries.