Erling Haaland is reportedly set to handed a £500,000-a-WEEK deal by Manchester City as they look to end Real Madrid’s pursuit of the striker.
The 22-year-old has been Europe’s standout player this season having banged in 42 goals in all competitions from just 37 matches.
After missing out on signing Haaland from Borussia Dortmund last year, it has been said that Real Madrid remain desperate to secure the services of the Norway international this summer.
And in an effort to thwart Los Blancos’ interest, the Citizens are willing to make Haaland the Premier League’s all-time record earner.
According to The Sun, Haaland will sit down with City chiefs at the end of the campaign where they will hand him a pay rise on his £375k-per-week salary.
It has been said that Haaland, who boasts the top-flight’s joint highest weekly wages along with David de Gea, will be offered £500k-a-week.
They have also stated that sources close to the ex-BVB marksman insist he is happy at City as he leads the European Golden Boot race.
Haaland still has four years left to run on his deal at the Etihad, with the player on course to break the Premier League scoring record for a single season.
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And City hope that Haaland penning fresh terms will finally end any speculation of their talisman departing in the near future.
Haaland’s agent Rafaela Pimenta revealed earlier this month how playing for Madrid is the ‘dream’ of any footballer.
Speaking at the FT Business of Football Summit in London, she said: “There’s the Premier League and then there’s also Madrid.
“They have something of their own that is also the dream for the players.
“Madrid keeps this magic going. They don’t have the weekly competitions, but they have the Champions League.”
City are currently sweating over the extent of Haaland’s groin injury that saw him pull out of the Norway squad for their Euro 2024 qualifiers against Spain and Georgia.
The Premier League champions host Liverpool after the international break where they know they must claim three points.
Failure to do so will give Arsenal the chance to extend their eight-point lead at the top of the table.
And with City also to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final next month, Pep Guardiola will be desperate to have Haaland leading his line.