According to a recent report, Manchester City executives plan to extend a sizable new deal to Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian forward has 42 goals so far this season, and the Citizens are still in contention for a total of three championships.
Real Madrid is rumored to be interested in signing Haaland in the summer of 2024 because of his propensity for scoring goals.
Yet according to The Sun, Haaland will meet with club executives at the end of this season to negotiate a new contract, making him the highest-paid player in the Premier League with a salary of £500,000 per week.
The 22-year-present old’s contract with the club runs through 2027, but as part of the ideas to keep Haaland on staff in the face of Real Madrid’s interest, Manchester City will extend it by a year.
Haaland presently makes £375,000 per week, which places him alongside teammate Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea at the top of the Premier League’s highest-paid athletes.
According to sources close to the Norwegian striker, Man City wants to make Haaland the first recipient of the weekly salary of 500,000 pounds to make a strong ‘hands off’ statement to potential bidders.
Additionally, Manchester City hopes that securing Haaland’s future at the Etihad will entice Jude Bellingham, a friend and former teammate at Borussia Dortmund, to become a member of the club.
Due to a groin injury, Haaland withdrew from Norway’s squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers, temporarily putting an end to his goal-scoring exploits.
It is “touch and go” if the 22-year-old will be able to play in Saturday’s home match between Manchester City and Liverpool, according to his father Alfie Haaland.
The talented Norwegian, who had scored eight goals in his previous two games before the injury, was dealt a crushing blow.