Erling Haaland’s entourage returned to the summer transfer window of the Norwegian striker, recruited by Manchester City for 60 million euros. Paris Saint-Germain was one of the contenders, but…
On June 13, Manchester City announced the recruitment of Erling Haaland. A defector from Borussia Dortmund, the Norwegian striker landed with the Citizens for the sum of 60 million euros, signing a five-year contract in favor of the English club. The end of a long soap opera for one of the most courted players on the transfer market. Alf-Inge Haaland, the father of the 22-year-old gunner, returned to his son’s turbulent transfer window.
“City were the best team for us”
In statements transcribed by the Mundo Deportivo, the 49-year-old has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain, eager to anticipate a possible departure of Kylian Mbappé, was in the running to offer the services of the native of Leeds, then at Borussia Dortmund. But joining the club in the French capital was not a priority for the new Citizens artificer. “City were the best team for us. Bayern were second, Madrid were third and PSG were fourth. Erling Haaland has therefore indeed granted his wish by continuing the course of his career with the 2022 English champion.
14 goals in 10 games
Real Madrid, which failed to close the file, would intend to return to the charge. According to the newspaper ace, the White House would aim for a transfer of the Norwegian star in the summer of 2024. For this, the last winner of the Champions League would agree to align with his release clause of 180 million euros. To be continued… In the meantime, Manchester City is rubbing its hands. Since the start of the 2022-2023 season, the Mancunian number 9 has scored 14 goals in 10 games in all competitions, including 11 goals in 7 Premier League games.