Real Madrid are already plotting a €150m move for Erling Haaland two years from now, according to reports, although the Norwegian has only just completed his move to Manchester City.
Haaland’s £51m move to the Etihad from Borussia Dortmund was confirmed earlier this week, ending a long transfer saga.
But it didn’t take long for the 21-year-old’s future to be the subject of media reports again, such as the Spanish outlet AS (opens in a new tab)writes that Real Madrid plan to move in 2024.
The European champions are hoping to trigger a €150m release clause which was written into Haaland’s deal with City.
The report claims that the Norway international wanted the clause inserted in his contract as he is open to joining Madrid in the future.
He also indicates that Real’s failed bid for PSG striker Kylian Mbappe was unrelated to their interest in Haaland as they still hoped to land the Norwegian in 2023 at the earliest.
A lot can happen in two years, and Haaland will only focus on impressing at City for now.
The 21-year-old was incredibly prolific during his time in Germany and left Dortmund at nearly a goal-a-game pace, scoring 84 in 88 appearances.
Haaland also has a family connection to the Manchester club, as his father Alf-Inge spent three seasons with City between 2000 and 2003.
“I’ve always watched City and loved doing it in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create lots of chances which is perfect for a player like me,” Haaland said after signing.
“There are so many world-class players in this team and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all time, so I think I’m in the right place to fulfill my ambitions.”