Manchester City are set to begin contract talks with Erling Haaland in the coming months it has been reported. The European champions are keen to tie down Haaland’s services and to fend off interest from Real Madrid.
Jack Gaughan of the Daily Mail reports that talks on a contract extension are set to begin in the coming months. It is also reported by Gaughan that City intends to tie down Haaland’s long-term future to the club. In addition, Gaughan reports that any new deal with the treble winners will likely include an increase on Haaland’s reported £400,000 per week salary.
Man City are planning new contract talks with Erling Haaland https://t.co/EbbIAbvS3J
— Jack Gaughan (@Jack_Gaughan) October 5, 2023
City’s number 9 currently has 4 years left to run on his current contract. Jack Gaughan adds that a new deal for Haaland would fend off interest from Real Madrid. The 14-time Champions League winners have long been admirers of Haaland. Manchester City beat the La Liga giants to Haaland’s signature when he joined the club from Borussia Dortmund.
Erling Haaland has become a key player in Pep Guardiola’s side since joining the club. He scored 52 goals in 53 games in his debut season with City. He was a key part of Manchester City securing the treble with his goals a vital part of City’s magical season. Haaland is one of the favourites for the Ballon d’Or after his outstanding form under Pep Guardiola.
The Norwegian striker has also had a huge influence on City off the pitch. His shirt sales are a huge source of revenue for the champions. He is also one of the most popular players in world football as evidenced by him being the EA Sports FC cover athlete.
A new deal for Haaland would likely reflect his status in the game and at Manchester City.