- Bild reveals April 30 as the deadline for the player to execute his 75 million clauses. He must notify Dortmund in writing. The City, on the prowl.
Haaland’s future is coming to a head. The presence of a clause in his contract that allows him to leave this summer for 75 million means that his suitors are taking positions to be able to sign him. Bild published until when these clubs have the margin to execute the clause. According to the German newspaper, the deadline is April 30.
Beyond that day, Haaland’s price will be negotiable and, given the quality of the player, surely higher than the clause stipulates. This is in line with the announcement made by BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke on February 24, who put the decision in “maybe a month, maybe six weeks.”
Bild also explains that in order to be released, the Norwegian striker must send a letter to Dortmund in which he communicates that he makes use of his release option. As it is a rather thorny legal issue, the lawyers need some time to put all the documentation in order. For example, payment of the transfer must be guaranteed in a certified declaration.
The City squeezes
That is why some teams are already moving, especially City. The Mancunian team would have already reached an agreement with the footballer and his agent. The figure that is considered in terms of salary would be the highest in the Premier, around 600,000 euros a week. It must be remembered that in addition to the 75 million clauses, commissions must be paid to Mino Raiola and the player’s father, who would end up putting a final price on the operation of around 120 million.
Interestingly, Matthias Sammer, the German club’s football advisor, gave details about his future at Amazon: “Guardiola and Haaland would take advantage of each other. Guardiola, with whom I worked for three years at Bayern, can also adapt to a center forward like Erling, but He will also have to learn from the player. When I saw City’s offer for Haaland I fainted, my wife had to pick me up. I’ve had whiplash ever since!”
It is reported that Barcelona had intended to sign Halland, but if the deal failed, the Egyptian Salah would be the alternative.
Madrid and Bayern
Madrid also remains on the prowl. As Kouragoal learned, the player’s preference is to wear white, although he insists that the bet on him should be this summer. If not, I may go some other way. City has always remained very close to the Norwegian due to the past of his father, Alfie, in the ‘citizen’ team in his time as a player.
One of the closest people to the player’s circle, former soccer player Fjortoft, spoke on Sky Germany and gave more details. “Lately, the big question was: what about Bayern? Lewandoski has scored 41 goals in one season, he has broken all records and is a great striker. Why don’t they renew it? Why do Kahn and Salihamidzic talk this way? What is the status quo? I have tried to find out and it reaches me that Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern. He wants a big-time move and his replacement would be Haaland. They are trying everything to take Haaland, very intensely. And yes, they would have the money to face it. Do they have opportunities? Yes, but they are not favorites. In this way, everything they’ve been doing lately regarding Lewy makes more sense. The last thing that comes to me is that Lewandowski wants to leave and they expect Haaland to be his substitute for him.”