According to a report from BBC, Manchester City are eager to negotiate a new contract with forward Erling Haaland, one that would eliminate the rumored £173 million release clause and alleviate concerns about potential interest from Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Haaland’s Impressive Run Of Form For Manchester City
Erling Haaland is enjoying a fine form at the Etihad Stadium after producing several impressive displays in front of the goal. The Norwegian striker has been a menace for opposition defenders as he has found the back of the net on eight occasions and produced two assists over 10 appearances for Man City across all competitions.
The 23-year-old has been an attacking threat after averaging 4.0 shots, 1.3 key passes, 0.4 dribbles per game in the Premier League. However, he has to improve his link up play in the final third as he has only completed 68% of his attempted passes in the English top flight (stats via whoscored).
Wise Move From Pep Guardiola In Offering Haaland A Revised Contract?
Since joining Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2022, Erling Haaland has proved himself to be one of the most prolific and sought-after forwards in the world. His incredible goal-scoring prowess, pace, and work ethic have made him an invaluable asset to Pep Guardiola‘s squad.
The Norwegian striker has seamlessly slotted into City’s attacking lineup, delivering outstanding performances in both domestic and European competitions. His arrival brought a new dimension to City’s offensive game, as he consistently finds the back of the net with astonishing precision.
Pep Guardiola’s tactical acumen has been instrumental in Haaland’s success at Manchester City. The manager has crafted a system that maximizes Haaland’s strengths, allowing him to thrive in the Premier League and the Champions League.
Therefore, offering Haaland a revised contract is undoubtedly a shrewd move by Pep Guardiola and Manchester City’s management. By extending his contract and reportedly eliminating a hefty release clause, they have taken proactive steps to secure the long-term services of a player with immense potential.