Haaland's City release clause revealed?

English Premier League

Just days after Erling Haaland's transfer to Manchester City was confirmed, the striker’s release clause in his deal with the Premier League giants has reportedly been revealed.  

The Borussia Dortmund star's move to Pep Guardiola's Citizens was announced after his release clause was reportedly met earlier this week. 

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When the Norwegian joined the Bundesliga side in 2020 from Red Bull Salzburg, his agent Mino Raiola, who recently passed away, demanded that his client have a buyout clause in his contract that would stop the German club from pricing him out of any future move.

This was said to be a big reason why the forward did not sign for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United at the time.

It appears the late agent ensured the same practice for Haaland's latest move, with Bild reporting that a release clause in his City deal will become active after his second season with the Citizens. 

It is understood that Haaland will therefore be allowed to leave City for a fee of €150 million (R2.5 billion) in 2024 if he decides he wants to move on. 

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The striker has signed a five-year deal at the Etihad until 2027, but clubs who are interested in the 21-year-old's services in the future will be able to prise him away at the end of the 2023/24 campaign should they pay up the abovementioned fee.

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