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On the prowl, City's plan to stop Real Madrid from taking Haaland

By Liam Styles

On the prowl, City's plan to stop Real Madrid from taking Haaland

The Citizens see the Norwegian's continuity in danger with Benzema's departure from the Spanish club.

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The news of Karim Benzema's departure from Real Madrid has sent shockwaves across Europe. The Frenchman remains an important striker for world football and will now have a whole history at Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia, who have paid millions to play in that exotic football.

And the club managed by Fiorentino Perez is not going to sit back and do nothing. They are already planning who could be the Frenchman's successor for the future, but it is complicated by the high costs and the issue of salary caps in the Spanish League. For that reason, the issue of convincing will be fundamental in order to be able to buy.

But that also affects those who are better off in Europe. And that is the case of Manchester City, who are considered the best on the continent and will have the chance to win the UEFA Champions League against Inter Milan next weekend in Istanbul, Turkey, with all their stars.

Erling Haaland is the man of the moment. He has broken all the scoring records in the Premier League and is looking to be the best ever. That's why Real Madrid are already looking for his close people to make him a proposal he couldn't refuse. And Guardiola knows that the club can do that and more.


What is the plan to keep Haaland at City? 

With 52 goals in 52 games, the Citizens want to offer him a contract extension that lasts more than three years. Haaland is not the highest paid player at City, but the rush of him not signing for Real Madrid could speed up the decision and give him a juicy contract that would make all the world's top club stars envious.

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