How much is Erling Haaland’s release clause?

It’s not an exaggeration to suggest that Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is one of the biggest stars in world football.

The 21-year-old has burst onto the scene with Molde, Salzburg and Dortmund, breaking all kinds of records in the process. He may be young, but it’s hard to imagine anything other than an incredibly bright future, even at this phase of his career.

Because of this reputation, Europe’s finest clubs are invested in the idea of signing him.

How much is his release clause?

Volker Struth is the agent of Toni Kroos and Timo Werner, which means he probably knows what he’s talking about regarding finances. He’s noted that with the release clause, salary and agent fee included, buying Haaland in 2022 will likely set a club back between €250 million and €300 million. That would, in all likelihood, make him the most expensive player in the history of the beautiful game.

How much did Borussia Dortmund pay?

In December 2019, Borussia Dortmund signed Erling Haaland on a four-year contract for a fee of around €20 million. At the time, the continent’s elite chased him, yet Dortmund won that race.

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It felt like a bargain then. Now, you could argue it’s turned out to be one of the signings of the decade – especially when considering how much money the German side are going to make on their investment.

Who could afford Haaland?

Haaland’s current deal expires in 2024. Still, that doesn’t mean clubs won’t try and sign him in 2022. In that sense, his contract is about as strong as a wotsit holding a church door shut.

The immediate contenders that jump off the page when discussing who could afford Erling Haaland are fairly obvious. Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Chelsea all have real name value. Plus, they’re also amongst the richest clubs in the world. They have the infrastructure necessary to make it happen, and they’d all be able to offer Haaland the luxury of Champions League football.

Newcastle United clearly still need to prove themselves as viable candidates. Meanwhile, Struth believes “all hell would break loose” if Bayern Munich tried to spend that kind of cash.

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