Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland will reportedly earn £500,000-a-week in wages after joining Manchester City this summer.
According to Daily Mail, Manchester City are set to make Erling Haaland the highest-paid player in England with the Norwegian set to earn over £500,000-a-week in wages. Haaland will earn more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne, who are currently the top two earners in the English top flight.
The Cityzens confirmed reaching an agreement with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of the 21-year-old striker. The Premier League champions will reportedly activate Haaland’s release clause worth €60 million, as reported by The Athletic, which is quite a steal in the current market.
And if the aforementioned report is to be believed, Haaland will become the highest-paid player in the league. There is still no clarity over the length of the contract that the Norwegian international will sign with the Cityzens.
The 21-year-old has been in scintillating form since joining Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg for £18 million in January 2020. In just 88 appearances for the club, he has scored 85 goals and assisted 23. Even in an injury-ravaged 2021/22 season, Haaland has averaged more than a goal contribution per match, with 28 goals and eight assists in 29 games.
Manchester City can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on 1st July 2022.
The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 10, 2022
The Norwegian’s arrival ends City’s long-term search for a number nine. Since Sergio Aguero’s departure to Barcelona last summer, and even before that, Pep Guardiola’s side had been on the lookout for a striker with Gabriel Jesus unable to take up the mantle.
The Spanish tactician has reverted to using a false-nine instead, with the likes of Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling taking up the position this season. But Haaland’s arrival could mean an end to Guardiola’s experimentation with his frontline as he comes with quite a reputation.
While the Daily Mail reports that Haaland would pocket £500,00 per week at the Etihad Stadium, Fabrizio Romano claims that the Borussia Dortmund ace would be earning around £375,000-a-week – the same as De Bruyne does at the club currenly.
It remains to be seen whether the youngster lights up the English top-flight as he did in Germany and Austria. Expectations will definitely be high with his goal-scoring exploits and the weight of being the highest-paid player in England.