How Erling Haaland’s deal agreement with Man City could hinder a potential move for Messi

According to SportsMail, Manchester City has agreed to buy Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer. After discussing personal terms, the 21-year-old is on the verge of joining the Premier League winners. The transfer’s framework is now ready for city officials to sign off on.



Haaland’s Dortmund contract includes a £63 million release clause, but his agent, Mino Raiola, is sure to get a sizable fee. The overall cost of the acquisition, including those fees and a signing-on incentive, is expected to be around £100 million.


Barcelona and PSG are also interested in the Norwegian striker, although City’s primary competitor is considered to be Real Madrid.  Nonetheless, there is a strong possibility that Haaland will play for Pep Guardiola next season. After leaving Leeds United, Haaland’s father, Alfie, spent three years at City, and the family still has ties to the club.



Lionel Messi had been linked with a move to Manchester City for a long time, but he astonished everyone by signing with Paris Saint-German. His time at PSG has not gone quite according to plan, with only two league goals since his arrival.


The biggest disappointment was his team’s humiliating elimination from the Champions League round of 16 despite holding a two-goal aggregate advantage. Messi missed a penalty in the first leg of the match and was unable to find the back of the net in both games.



Pochetinno could depart the club before the end of the season, paving the way for Zinedine Zidane to take over as Real Madrid’s permanent manager. It has been suggested that Zidane will try to recruit Cristiano Ronaldo to PSG, a move that may not go well with Messi. Manchester City may be willing to sign Lionel Messi at this time, but they may be hesitant after spending so much on Erling Haaland.


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