Haaland reportedly set for City’s contract extension despite Real Madrid interest

Erling Haaland is reportedly set to extend his contract with Manchester City, despite links with Spanish giants Real madurd.

The Norwegian’s future remains a subject of speculation, with Madrid rumoured to be his next destination, despite Kylian Mbappe’s anticipated arrival.

However, the City striker’s plans could be influenced by Mbappe’s presence.

Reports suggest that Haaland initially eyed a move to Real Madrid in 2025 after completing three seasons under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Haaland reportedly set for City's contract extension despite Real Madrid interest
City star striker Erling Haaland – Getty image

However, uncertainties arise regarding Real Madrid’s ability to accommodate both Haaland and Mbappe’s salaries without breaching financial fair play regulations.

Despite the ongoing links with Real Madrid, Haaland and his agent, Rafaela Pimenta, are said to be open to discussing a contract extension with Manchester City beyond 2025.

They also look to include a release clause on the new contract.

Meanwhile, Haaland’s future has been closely tied to Guardiola’s tenure at Manchester City.

Any decision regarding Guardiola’s contract extension, currently until 2025, could sway Haaland’s plans.

Moreover, if Manchester City faces severe penalties for their alleged Premier League rule violations, Haaland may explore alternatives.

While Real Madrid’s financial standing appears stable, accommodating both Mbappe and Haaland would likely force player sales to balance huge transfer fees.