[골닷컴] Reporter Dongho Kim = Elling Haaland’s recent speed is amazing.
Haaland started the ninth round match of the 2022-23 season between Manchester City and Manchester United on the 2nd (Korea time). In that game, Haaland led the team to a 6-3 victory with 3 goals and 2 assists.
Haaland became the first player in the history of the Premier League to achieve a hat-trick in three consecutive home games. Also, aged 22 years 73 days, he was named the second youngest player to score in the Manchester derby.
Haaland currently scores 14 goals in nine games in the Premier League. It is a figure that is before us without equal. He is well ahead of his rivals in the scoring positions. It’s safe to say that Haaland has already won the top scorer.
Haaland’s brilliant performance has left Manchester City in a slump. Manchester City won Haaland after competing with a number of big clubs in the transfer window last summer. Haaland’s father’s relationship with Manchester City as a player, Guardiola’s manager, and a high salary also played a role. The cost of signing Haaland is not worth it at all.
Manchester City are set to offer a new contract. It’s been less than three months since I signed a contract with Haaland, but there’s a good reason. This is to prevent other big clubs from trying to sign Haaland in advance. For example, it is known that Real Madrid had a fierce battle with Manchester City until the end for Haaland.
The Daily Star said: “Man City are likely to offer Haaland a new contract. “He is breaking all records for scoring this season,” he said.
“Man City have a habit of renewing contracts to protect players who have been the target of transfers from domestic and international rivals in recent years. Ederson, Laporte, Bernardo Silva and Hubin Dias are such cases.”
If Manchester City prevent Haaland from renewing his contract, it is very likely to increase the weight of the bonuses. This is because there is a risk of breaking the current weekly wage system if the basic wage increases significantly.