The Manchester City signed one of the signings of the century. he took to Erling Haland for 100 million euros (60 transfer plus 40 in commissions). A spectacular signing that surprised many. Real Madrid was behind the Norwegian and for that price it was difficult for some to understand how Florentino Pérez missed the opportunity to bring together in the same team two players who are going to mark an era such as Haaland and Kylian Mbappe -as he told esRadio Last Tuesday, The signing of the French striker for Madrid is completely closed-.
Two days after Haaland’s move to City became official, details of the contract are coming to light that explain some of the reasons why Madrid ultimately pulled out of his transfer race. According to the German newspaper bildHaaland’s agents required their next team to include an exit clause in their contract. Madrid did not want to go through the hoop, something that City did. Erling signs until 2027 with the English team, but in 2024 a release clause is activated by which the Norwegian can leave after paying 150 million euros.
Haaland, who loves Spain and he has always told his closest circle that he wants to live in our country -he recently bought a house in Marbella-, he was not willing to be conditioned and anchored to any golden prison. In the Premier there are no termination clauses, so if the English team refused, Erling could not leave England until the end of his contract. Hence the vital importance of that exit clause that can always be activated from June 2024. A key escape route to agree to go to Pep Guardiola’s team.