Striker Erling Haaland is likely to stay at Man City longer than originally planned.
According to Football Insider, Haaland wants to stick with Man City for 4 years, ie until 2026. It is likely that the Norwegian striker will be offered a new contract by the British champion with a record salary. The source added that the two sides may even come to the negotiating table within the next six months.
Real Madrid see Haaland as an alternative to Benzema
Before that, the original plan of Haaland and his father, Alf Inge Haaland, was a Norwegian striker who would stick with Man City for 3 years. Haaland will leave Etihad after he and Man City win titles and conquer records. Remember earlier this year, Rafaela Pimento, Haaland’s agent, warned Man City that Real Madrid was considered a dream destination for her client.
Real Madrid are said to have planned to sign Haaland in the summer of 2024 to replace Karim Benzema. The French striker is still the main striker of the “White Vultures” this season with 30 goals in all fields. However, Benzema will turn 36 next season, so the leadership of the Bernabeu team needs to find a new striker who can lead the attack in the long run.
But with the latest move from Haaland, Real Madrid’s leadership will have to make a choice to continue waiting for the Norwegian striker or switch to another goal. Recently, the “White Vulture” is said to have made initial contacts with Victor Osimhen of Napoli and Harry Kane of Tottenham.
It is no exaggeration to say that Haaland is the best striker in Europe at the moment. The 22-year-old has had an extraordinary debut season in a Man City shirt. The Norwegian striker has scored 52 goals in just 51 appearances for “The Citizens” in all competitions, including 36 in the Premier League.
Haaland is currently with Man City towards the historic “triple”. Manchester’s half-blue team won the Premier League 3 rounds early. Pep Guardiola’s army currently has the FA Cup final against MU and the Champions League final against Inter Milan.