The big European clubs can starting for the future with the signing of Erling Haaland in the summer of 2022 as his €75 million release clause gets activated then. The serial goalscorer decimated Sevilla recently with his brace against them in the Champions League. Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are dubbed to continue the Messi-Ronaldo rivalry into the next decade as both of them come of age and start leading their teams.
Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that release clause of €75 million is included in contract
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced clubs to analyse their financial reserves first and then sign new players. While clubs like Manchester City and Chelsea which have boundless financial reserves went around spending money, other clubs sat back and waited. Liverpool main target Timo Werner was signed by Chelsea when RB Leipzig refused Liverpool from paying his transfer fee in instalments. As a result Liverpool signed Diogo Jota from Wolves, who were more flexible in their demands and allowed for payments in instalments.
Similar to that approach, Bayern Munich allowed Liverpool to sign Thiago Alcantara and pay them in annual instalments. All in all, Liverpool spent just 21 million in securing the signatures of Kostas Tsimikas (£12 million), Thiago Alcantara (£4 million) and Diogo Jota(£5 million). This is a wise move, but not every club will be willing to sell their prized assets in instalments and not replace them. As a result we can expect clubs to wait for a while before securing big money players. Player wages are also something that has to be accommodated into the money you can spend.
Erling Haaland’s release clause of €75 million activates in the summer of 2022 and clubs could bide their time to sign him. Manchester United and Chelsea along with Liverpool are in the race to sign him and it remains to be seen which club makes a move first.