With Manchester City said to have secured Erling Haaland's services, details regarding his contract and the massive salary he is set to earn at the Etihad have reportedly been revealed.
The Citizens are believed to have beaten all competitors to the Norwegian's signature, with the Premier League club club set to trigger the Borussia Dortmund forward's reported €60 million (R1 billion) release clause.
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With the striker having already completed a medical, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, an official announcement is imminent as Pep Guardiola's side look to launch another Premier League and UEFA Champions League title charge in the 2022/23 season.
According to the Daily Mirror, Haaland will earn a basic salary of £400 000 (R7.9 million) a week over five years at the Etihad, which would put him on par with City's top earner Kevin De Bruyne.
It is claimed the total package for the player will be worth in excess of £200 million (R3.9 billion), including performance-related clauses and other add-ons.
City are also closing in on £1 billion (R19 billion) in transfer expenditure under Guardiola's tutelage – that figure stands at just over £918 million (R18 billion) today, per the Daily Mail.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was recently quizzed about the Reds' EPL title rivals potentially securing one of football's most coveted stars.
"We play against all the other teams, yes, but if Erling Haaland goes there it will not weaken them, definitely not," the German head coach told Sky Sports.
"I think it is enough spoken about, this transfer. I know in this moment there is a lot of talking about money but this transfer will set new levels, let me say it like this."
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