Striker Erling Haaland has taken unexpected actions with the club amidst Man City’s facing the biggest “case” in its history.
Since joining Man City this season, Erling Haaland has truly proven his abilities beyond his years.
However, it seems that Man City’s “honeymoon” period and their recent ban from European competitions will not last long, as rumors of Erling Haaland’s desire to leave the Etihad Stadium are becoming more prevalent.
Recently, the Spanish publication Defensa Central has revealed a surprising new development in the case. Specifically, Real Madrid and Barcelona are planning and ready to fiercely compete for the acquisition of the former Dortmund star.
Los Blancos need Haaland as a perfect replacement for Karim Benzema, who is on the decline of his career. Meanwhile, Barcelona’s Lewandowski is also reaching the end of his playing days. That is why Blaugrana are not hesitant to express their interest in the Man City striker.
Regarding Erling Haaland, although he shone at the beginning of the season, he is currently showing a decline in form. According to the same source, the reason for the 22-year-old’s dip in performance is due to recent conflicts outside the pitch with Man City and the club’s leadership.
Manchester City is also currently embroiled in financial misconduct scandals and facing heavy penalties. This is making Haaland feel that Man City is not a truly wise choice for him in the recent summer.
Currently, Haaland has a contract with citizens until the summer of 2027. However, with some special contract conditions between Haaland and Man City, the Norwegian player may be allowed to leave in the summer of 2024. Nevertheless, 200 million pounds will still be the amount any football team wanting to have Haaland has to pay to Man City.
It seems like the 2000-born guy has really grown tired of life at Etihad as the sources mentioned also affirm that Haaland’s representative will try to negotiate with Man City’s bosses for him to find a new destination this summer. An interesting related note is that Real Madrid is currently outpacing Barcelona in this deal. The reason is that Haaland is leaning towards transferring to the Bernabeu rather than Camp Nou.
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