Manchester City are considering whether to rip up Erling Haaland’s current contract and give him a new deal ahead of Sunday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester United. The Norway international only joined from Borussia Dortmund back in the summer. And he’s scored 14 goals across all competitions in the time since, more than any other player in the topflight.
City signed Haaland back in the summer having given up on landing Harry Kane, who had been their top transfer target 12 months ago. And the Norway international has taken the Etihad Stadium by storm in the time since, netting 14 goals across all competitions.
A huge 11 of those have come from six Premier League outings, meaning Haaland is on course to break plenty of goalscoring records this season. Now, according to the Daily Star, City are considering ‘ripping up’ Haaland’s existing deal and giving him a new contract that would include a pay rise.
City have done this in recent years to ‘protect top names from becoming transfer targets for rivals who offer bigger basic salaries’.
Ederson, Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias were all rewarded after their first years at the club, with the quartet earning substantially more than before.
Haaland already earns wages that are close to £375,000 ($419,000)-a-week – an amount that puts him alongside Kevin De Bruyne in the salary table. But City could bump his money up even more if he continues to shine. City would also look at ‘boosting’ the striker’s package of bonuses and add-ons if they decide to break their pay structure.
And Haaland will be hoping to continue his sensational form when Pep Guardiola’s team face fierce rivals Manchester United on today afternoon. City go into the game unbeaten, having won five of their seven league games so far.
They’ve netted 23 goals and conceded just six, with United claiming victories in four of their own six games so far.
- An Express report