Manchester City will have to pay €180m (£154m) if they want to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, according to reports in England.
It had previously been claimed that the Bundesliga side would demand €150m (£128m) but this new price tag has got many supporters on Twitter talking, with some even saying the Citizens shouldn’t pay it:
Way too much, turn to cheaper options
— Chris Taps (@christaps18) March 26, 2021
That’s so high
— shawn (@BluuMoonRising) March 26, 2021
Liam Delap time
— UpseT (@Repsiht) March 26, 2021
Wait Next year, we can still survive one more year without All around goal (Machine) scorer.
— Dr.Hiroshi (@hiroshima911) March 26, 2021
They knew City in hot pursuit for striker , no other club would want him at that price now & I would want City to back off now ..
€180m is too much
— тнe яιz 🅧 (@Why_Rizmyth) March 26, 2021
Manchester united is the only club that can pay that amount…
— miguel (@fortune192) March 26, 2021
just buy him next season
— citypush (@lilstar58724635) March 26, 2021
— 🥷🏿(HACKED) (@___hoood) March 26, 2021
Y’all hype this guy too much
We can get someone else
— BABY (@vikkyofficiall) March 26, 2021
Whether Dortmund’s new asking price is designed to put off interested clubs, it isn’t known, but it will almost certainly reduce the number of Haaland’s potential suitors.
Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all highly unlikely to pay £154m, and it could come down to a straight shootout between the two Manchester clubs.
Even then, it could prove to be too pricey and there is a chance that clubs may wait until next summer when Haaland’s €75m (£64m) release clause becomes active. Dortmund are certainly playing hardball, much like they did with Jadon Sancho last year.