As published by The Athletic, Haaland’s famous clause to be able to leave Manchester City from 2024 has an absolutely key condition: it is only applicable to foreign teams. After a few days in which even Pep Guardiola had to delve into the fact that there was no clause, the information from Paul Ballús confirms its existence, What published this newspaper the day of his hiring by the Citybut also gives the very important detail that the English teams are exempt. According to The Athletic the clause is 200 million eurosalthough as AS learned, the figure is 180 million.
In other words, anyone who bids for Haaland through said clause must play in a league other than the English one. The Premier teams, therefore, will not be able to use it and the only way to hire the Norwegian will be through negotiations with City. An impossible. In this way, the door is almost definitively closed to economically powerful teams in England such as Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United or Chelsea.that they would have had the financial muscle to be able to go for the Norwegian via clause.
Good news for Madrid, Barça, PSG…
On the contrary, the fact that Haaland’s departure from City is only possible for foreign clubs opens wide the option for Real Madrid, Barcelona or PSG, among others. In Madrid they are optimistic, and has been told in this newspaperthat in the future they can face an operation with which they can fight for the world reference striker right now.
Taking off the competition from the English clubs would be important, although not definitive. PSG are a very powerful market rival and will find themselves at a time when perhaps stars like Messi and Neymar have left the club. There are more doubts with Barça, although after the levers he has shown that he can compete for signings to big stars again, as he did with Lewandowski.
Information from The Athletic also reveals that, in addition to the 200 million, the clause stipulates a large amount in commissions for the player’s father and agents. The latter made Haaland’s departure from Dortmund for City more expensive by 30 million, despite the fact that the clause was 60. That is, they had to pay 50% more in commissions.
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The Athletic also recognizes that the Haaland clause exists