Real Madrid are eager to take advantage of a release clause written into Erling Haalands Manchester City contract and are already drawing up future transfer plans
Real Madridare already plotting an audacious move forErling Haalandin the wake of the Norwegian internationals stunning start to life atManchester City, a new report has claimed.
A whole host of European heavyweights courted Haaland during his prolific stint atBorussia Dortmund, where he plundered 86 goals in 89 games, but it was City whoclinched the 22-year-olds signaturein the summer after activating a 51million release clause in Haalands contract.
And now Real Madrid are planning to replicate that move by pinching the sought-after striker when a similar clause in Haalands Manchester City deal comes into effect in 2024.
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That is according toEl Chiringuito TV, who claim that Haaland will be available for €200m (174m) in two years time. However, Manchester City are determined not to lose their new talisman and are working hard to extinguish any hope Los Blancos may have of pinching the prolific striker.
Mundo Deportivohave revealed that the reigningPremier Leaguechampions are already working on a new deal for Haaland in the wake of hisstunning start to life in England.
Haaland has notched an incredible 17 goals in 11 games forPep Guardiolasside since making his bow back in August. The former Dortmund star has chalked up hat-tricks in three consecutive home league matches and is already just nine goals shy of the 23 strikes thatMohamed SalahandSon Heung-Minbagged last year to share the Premier Leagues Golden Boot award.
Given that any new deal would eradicate a release clause, and that Haaland only penned a five-year deal worth 375,000-per-week in the summer, it is likely that Manchester City would have to make Haaland their top earner to persuade him to shun Reals advances.
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Haaland was lauded by Guardiola following his irrepressible display in Sundays Manchester derby. As well as his latest three-goal haul, Haaland also grabbed two assists to inspire City to a stunning 6-3 win overManchester United.
And Guardiola, who has worked with a host of Europes greatest players during his illustrious career, declared that no one can compete with how good the striker is at this age.
After Haalands two-goal debut againstWest Hamon the opening day of the season, Guardiola even tipped the striker to eclipse the goalscoring feats ofLionel Messi, who he worked closely with during his trophy-laden stint atBarcelona.
The City chief said back in August: [Haaland] can be a better player [than Messi is], he can have the will to do it. He likes football, I have never seen a player who is 21 or 22 years old - maybe Messi he was already advanced - but the rest are never finished and always you can improve.
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