Manchester City enter the battle to sign Erling Haaland | OneFootball
Manchester City enter the battle to sign Erling Haaland
Haaland is available for a fixed fee, but it’s a verbal rather than a written agreement. His agent, Mino Raiola, spoke with both Barcelona and Madrid last April, although it’s thought that Barcelona’s financial situation precludes them from the pursuit.
It’s the Premier League clubs that are thought to be biggest threat to Madrid’s ambition. Madrid can afford the Norwegian – even if they also sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain – due to careful financial planning, but they’ll struggle if they get into a bidding war with someone with the financial might of City.
Madrid’s hope is to convince Haaland that the sporting prestige he’ll earn at the Santiago Bernabeu outweighs any financial gain he might win elsewhere – it’s the same argument they’ve been deploying with Mbappe. To complicate matters even further, PSG will enter the arena for Haaland should they lose Mbappe.