Erling Haaland’s contract at Manchester City reportedly includes a clause allowing him to leave for Real Madrid.
Haaland is understood to have negotiated release clauses into his deal when signing for City during the summer transfer window, with the clauses coming into effect in 2024 and 2025.
Marca are reporting that the clauses boast ‘very beneficial conditions’ to facilitate a move to Real Madrid with Fernando Sanz, the son of former Real Madrid president Lorenzo, having revealed the details.
Haaland will be allowed to leave the Etihad for a fee of €200m in 2024, a figure which will drop to €175m the following summer.
The Norway international has had a stunning impact in the Premier League and has scored 14 goals in just eight league appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side. That haul includes an unprecedented three consecutive home hat-tricks after scoring three times in City’s 6-3 thrashing of Manchester United last weekend.
Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, has previously discussed his son’s desire to challenge himself in each of Europe’s major leagues.
“I think Erling wants to prove his abilities in all leagues,” he said in the documentary ‘Haaland, the big decision’.
“Then he can stay in them for three or four years at most. I could spend, for example, two and a half years in Germany, two and a half years in England and then in Spain, Italy, France, right?”
Haaland previously had release clauses inserted into his contracts at both Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund, with City activating his most recent clause to sign the 22-year-old last summer.