According to reports, Real Madrid is thinking about using the €200 million (£175 million) release clause in Erling Haaland’s Manchester City contract during the summer transfer window of the following year.
Since moving to Man City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2022, the 23-year-old has been in incredible form, making 70 appearances across all competitions and tallying 67 goals and 12 assists.
With 52 goals and nine assists in 53 games last season, Haaland was a key player in the Citizens’ treble-winning campaign.
The Norway international, meanwhile, has managed three assists and fifteen goals in 17 appearances across all competitions this season.
Despite having four years remaining on his current contract, there have been rumors that Man City is eager to sign him to a new one.
Though Haaland is rumored to be eager to play in La Liga at some point in the not too distant future, his future is still up for debate.
Although Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain may be available on a free transfer next summer, Real Madrid is said to have cooled their interest in the forward.
Senior Bernabeu officials are reportedly now seriously considering a move for Haaland.
There have been conflicting rumors on the striker’s contract’s release clause, but the report indicates that a €200 million (£175 million) buy-out charge is included.
Since the two were once teammates at Borussia Dortmund, Haaland and Jude Bellingham have a close friendship, which is said to have bolstered Real Madrid’s position in their pursuit of the Norwegian.
In the event that Haaland wins trophies with Man City once more this season, there have been hints that he may go on to take on the next challenge.
After Karim Benzema’s unexpected exit from Real Madrid last summer, Joselu joined on loan from Espanyol instead of the Frenchman being a direct replacement.
For the most part this season, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo have played as Los Blancos’ front two; both players scored braces in the team’s 5-1 victory over Valencia on Saturday.
Carlo Ancelotti, the head coach of Real Madrid, recently stated that although the Spanish powerhouses won’t be active in January, they should be significantly involved in the summer transfer window.
Since Ancelotti’s contract at Bernabeu expires in June 2024, his future remains uncertain.