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Manchester City to offer Erling Haaland new contract to remove £150m release clause

Manchester City will offer Erling Braut Haaland a new deal after the release clause in his current one was removed, reports The Athletic.

The Norwegian international striker joined the Etihad Stadium club from Borussia Dortmund in 2022.

Haaland cost Man City £52.5 million, which was inserted into his contract when joined the Bundesliga club from Red Bull Salzburg in December 2019.

Similarly, a clause that would have permitted the 22-year-old to leave for £150m in 2024 was inserted in his deal when he joined City.

However, the clause was linked to manager Pep Guardiola’s future, who has since signed a new contract.

The former Barcelona manager agreed to an extension last November, signing a deal that expires in 2025.

As a result, Haaland’s release clause was cancelled, and he is open to fresh talks.

The Norwegian hit the ground running following his move to Man City and has obliterated plenty of goalscoring records.

Haaland has bagged 32 goals and five assists in 28 Premier League games.

Man City are four points behind leaders Arsenal with a game in hand, and the Norwegian can help fire them to the title.

He has also registered 11 goals and one assist in seven Champions League games.

The Cityzens won 3-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich.

They play the return leg in Germany this evening and will fancy their chances of progressing to the semi-final.

Man City will face Real Madrid if they advance, and the La Liga club will be wary of Haaland.

They have been linked with an interest in him, but prising him away from the Etihad will cost them quite a fortune.

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