Football NewsErling Haaland Man City Release Clause Cancelled
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Erling Haaland has seen a release clause in his Manchester City contract cancelled as the club attempt to keep hold of their goalscoring sensation.

The 22-year-old Erling Haaland arrived at the Etihad Stadium last summer from Borussia Dortmund. The sensational goalscorer is on track to break an all-time Premier League record. He has scored an eye-watering 47 goals in 40 games in all competitions under Pep Guardiola.

Haaland is only three Premier League strikes behind Alan Shearer’s all-time record of 34 in a solitary campaign. His form has cuagut the eye of clubs abroad with Real Madrid continuing to be linked with a move for the Norwegian.

The Spanish side would have been looking to take advantage of a £150m release clause written into the forward’s contract. This was something that was set to become active in the summer of 2024, two years into his original deal.

However, it appears that steps have been taken to ensure that Real and any other interested party cannot poach Haaland so easily.

The release clause has already been cancelled as it was linked to Guardiola’s own deal at the Etihad Stadium. The Spaniard put pen to paper on fresh terms last November and will now stay at City until 2025.

Therefore, Haaland is set to stay for another two years at the very least. It also appears that City is attempting to make that say even longer. According to reports, the club is to offer him a new contract.

Haaland is reported to be happy at Manchester City after his eye-catching debut campaign. He is therefore thought to be open to talks over a renewed deal. After the striker extended his hot form with a brace in the 3-1 win against the struggling Leicester, Guardiola predicted his striker will continue to break records throughout his time in the club.

He said, “he can break all the records possible. That will help him. It’s impressive. He’s close to breaking all of them records. You can put all the statistics you like infront of me. All I can say is that I’m impressed”.

“He accepted the decision to take him off against Leicester. He was excellent as always. He played 90 minutes in midweek. It was therefore good for him to rest”.

Haaland will be aiming to extend his stunning recent form over the next few weeks as City attempt to claim an historic treble. They take on Bayern Munich in the second-leg of their Champions League quarter-final meeting before an FA Cup semi-final showdown with Championship side Sheffield United at Wembley.