09/01/2022; 10:57 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Two players stand out in the transfer market as the hottest properties. One of the players belongs to Paris Saint-Germain, while the Paris club is chasing the other. Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are the hottest properties on the continent and perhaps world football.
Top clubs across the continent are falling over each other to land either of the two players. PSG has made it a priority to land Haaland as a replacement for Mbappe. To make the deal possible, PSG will have to stump up £250 million.
Kylian Mbappe is yet to renew with PSG, and the World Cup winner, who is now a free agent and can agree on a pre-contract with any club, is tilting towards a Real Madrid move. PSG seems resigned to losing their headliner but are keen to acquire a striker of immense quality as a replacement.
Erling Haaland has popped up on the radar, with PSG showing a keen interest in the player. To land the striker, PSG must fork out around £250 million. Money may not be a problem for Paris Saint-Germain, but they face challenges from other clubs. Mbappe has shown, money answereth all things but can’t do all things.
In the summer, the release clause in Haaland’s current Dortmund contract comes into play, which should trigger a mad scramble for the striker. The release clause suggests that Haaland would be available for €75 million (£63 million), a paltry sum for a player of Haaland’s qualities. The figure should not be too much for the top clubs in Europe to afford.
It will take deep pockets to prise Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. It will take as much as £250 million to sign the player. The original fee states €75 million as his release clause, but there are figures to deal with that takes the figure up.
According to Get French Football News, any club interested in Haaland must budget a princely sum as high as £250 million.
The figures include a commission for his agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge Haaland. There is also the small matter of the player's wages. According to the French publication, the player seems to prefer a six-year deal with an annual salary between €30m (£25m) and €35m (£30m). Any interested club would need £180million to pay the player for the six years.
PSG need to acquire a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who might leave the club. Haaland is the target, but they face a challenge from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City.
In the two years that Haaland has been at Borussia Dortmund, he has scored 76 goals in 79 matches.