Premier League champions Manchester City have reportedly offered Erling Haaland a €30 million-a-year contract to beat Real Madrid to his signature.

According to reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Erling Haaland has received a contract offer from Manchester City over a move in the summer transfer window. The English giants have tabled a deal worth €30 million per year to the Borussia Dortmund striker, a target for Real Madrid.

Erling Haaland has become one of the most highly sought-after players since joining Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020. And the 21-year-old has established himself as one of the best players in the Bundesliga, making waves even in an injury-riddled campaign.

While the Norwegian striker is going through a rough patch right now, he has an excellent record of 23 goals and seven assists in 25 appearances this term. Haaland’s exploits have made him a target for some of the most high profile clubs in Europe, with Real Madrid and Manchester City at the forefront of the long queue of prospective suitors.

Real Madrid will need to lay down a succession plan for Karim Benzema, even though the French striker is in the form of his life. With Benzema approaching the final phase of his glittering career, Real Madrid must identify the perfect long-term successor for him, with Haaland emerging as a viable target.

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On the other hand, Manchester City’s interest in Haaland stems from their inability to replace Sergio Aguero last summer. After chasing Harry Kane through the transfer window, the Citizens failed to sign him in a big-money move. And with Gabriel Jesus leaving a lot to be desired with his output, Haaland is the kind of player the Premier League champions need at the Etihad.

Recent reports had suggested that Manchester City had a deal in place to sign Haaland, but the 21-year-old prefers to join Real Madrid instead. The English giants are now stepping up their efforts to land Haaland, with a €30 million-a-year contract offer prepared.

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Manchester City will also pay €75 million in transfer fees to Borussia Dortmund and €70 million in commissions to his agent Mino Raiola and father, Alf-Inge Haaland. It will be interesting to see if Real Madrid can match or improve Manchester City’s €30 million-a-year contract offer, with recent reports claiming they had intensified their efforts to sign him.

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