As the deadline approaches, Haaland remains one of the most talked-about athletes on the planet. This season, the Norwegian has been absolutely fantastic for Borussia Dortmund, scoring 25 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.
He appears to be relocating to England this summer. According to recent sources, he has agreed on personal terms with Manchester City, and the 21-year-old would earn £500,000 per week at the Etihad Stadium.
It appears to have the potential to be a fantastic deal for City. His release clause is valued at £63 million. So there’s a good probability that a deal will turn out to be a huge coup for Pep Guardiola’s team.
Odegaard, Haaland’s international partner, is one Premier League player who already knows him well. When asked about the forward’s future, the Arsenal star hinted that he could follow him to the Emirates.
“He’s a good man, a humorous guy, and a dear buddy of mine.” Of course, he’s a fantastic player. We’ll see what he does, but if he’s going to England, he must, of course, come to us,” he told Stadium Astro.
Arsenal’s skeptics would be quiet instantly if they were able to sign Erling Haaland.
If Arsenal were able to sign Haaland this summer, it would be the most incredible deal ever. The Gunners are in desperate need of a new striker. And Haaland is a top-tier goal scorer.
His release clause does not put him out of the Gunners’ pricing range either. For that kind of money, he wouldn’t even be the club’s record signing.
However, it seems likely that Arsenal is too young to compete with the very best for the very best players. It doesn’t help that City is also short in-depth upfront.