Erling Haaland is 'earning close to £900,000 per WEEK at Manchester City'
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Manchester City striker Erling Haaland is reportedly earning close to £900,000 per week at the Etihad.
Haaland, 22, has made a remarkable start to his career at City, scoring 19 goals in his first 12 games for the club – including a brace against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The 22-year-old has taken English football by storm since joining City in a £51m move from Borussia Dortmund earlier this year.
The Norway international is being handsomely rewarded by City, with a new report claiming he is by far the highest-paid player in the Premier League.
The Daily Mail claim Haaland could be earning as much as £900,000 per week at the Etihad.
While he is said to receive a "basic salary which is line with the other higher earners" at City, Haaland is also set to earn a "series of substantial, almost-guaranteed bonuses" that will bump his weekly salary over the £850,000 mark.
According to the report, Haaland is expected to earn at least £45m at City this season, which equates to £865,000 per week.
Haaland's huge wages are no doubt a result of his relatively low transfer fee.
City pulled off a major coup by signing the highly-rated striker, triggering the £51m release clause in his contract at Dortmund – fending off competition from the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the process.
Haaland is under contract with City until 2027 but the Premier League club could struggle to keep hold of the Norwegian striker for the duration of his contract.
Haaland reportedly has a release clause in his deal with City which could allow another club to poach him in the future.
Fernando Sanz, former president of La Liga side Malaga, claims Real Madrid could return with another bid to sign Haaland in 2024.
He told Mundo Deportivo: "The information I have is that there is an exit clause for Haaland in the second year, and the curious thing is that with very beneficial conditions compared to the rest for a club, which is Real Madrid.
"Haaland puts in a clause that allows him to leave after two years but with priority for Real Madrid.
"Madrid puts up whatever money it takes and takes Haaland without talking to City."
It comes just days after Haaland's father, Alf-Inge, dismissed the idea of his son smashing the Premier League goal record.
"I think Erling wants to prove his abilities in all leagues. Then he can stay there [Manchester City] for three or four years at the most," Alf-Inge said on the 'Haaland: The Big Decision' documentary, as reported by The Mirror.
"He could be, for example, two-and-a-half years in Germany, two-and-a-half years in England and then in Spain, Italy, France, right?"
City boss Pep Guardiola will be hoping to hang on to Haaland for as long as possible.
Earlier this week, he described the striker as the best young player on the planet.
"At his age, no one can compete with him. No one," said Guardiola. "The numbers speak for themselves."
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