Erling Haaland is expected to join Manchester City for a sum of 75 million euros, which includes 10 million euros in add-ons for Dortmund. Over the course of five years, the company will pay out 40 million euros in salary.
In addition, Haaland’s father Alf-Inge received 30 million euros in commissions. The agency that Haaland represents, directed by the late Mino Raiola, received 50 million euros.
Haaland’s transfer to Manchester City will cost more than 350 million euros in total, but these amounts are not official.
German and English media have been reporting on this agreement for some weeks now. The numbers have become more or less evident, albeit they’re far from official.
How much Cost did City pay Haaland transfer?
In addition to the 75 million euro release clause set by Dortmund. City will also have to pay an additional 10 million euros in various add-ons.
Haaland’s contract with Dortmund expires in 2024 and that price tag. Although being pricey, is significantly below the market value of the player, which Transfermarkt rates at 150m euros.
The income that the 21-year-old is expected to earn in England is the largest part of the contract. The statistics (gross, not net) are terrifying. Erling Haaland may earn about 40m euros per year in Manchester for each of the five seasons he will contract with City.
That’s without including the legendary bonuses that garnish the contract of any self-respecting star. And Haaland will be no exception.
Kylian Mbappe might be on his way to a big contract soon, either with Real Madrid or with a new deal at Paris Saint-Germain if this price is verified. If it isn’t, the Norwegian footballer could be among the five highest-paid players in the world.
And then there is the portion discussing commission payments, the most shocking element of this contract. The highest commission would go to the player’s agent agency, which was headed until his recent demise by Mino Raiola.
City would pay Raiola’s agency 40 million euros.
While Dortmund would pay Haaland’s agents 10 million euros for their allegiance to the German side. But wait, there’s more. Alf-Inge, the player’s father and a former City player, would also have to be rewarded with 30 million euros from the club’s owners.
To put it another way: The sum total is in excess of 350 million euros, if you do the arithmetic. A club like City, who have already spent over a billion euros on transfers under Pep Guardiola, can’t afford this kind of spending.