They also want to get rid of his astronomical release clause. Manchester City are keen to keep hold of Elling Holland, 23.
Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Tuesday that “City are preparing to re-sign Holland. “He is under contract until 2027 and wants a one-year extension. They also want to get rid of his €200 million release clause. City hope Holland will agree in the coming months.”
Real Madrid and Barcelona are both reportedly in the running for Holland in the coming years. Real Madrid want Holland as a replacement for veteran striker Karim Benzema (36, Al Ittihad), who left for Saudi Arabia. Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski, 36, is likely to enter his twilight years soon. That’s why they want to sign Holland.
City are willing to compensate. As reported by the Daily Star in the past, Holland’s current weekly wage is £375,000 (approximately $624 million). Along with Kevin De Bruyne (31), he is the highest paid player at City. If he were to sign a new contract with City, he would earn £600,000 a week. That’s the eighth-highest salary in the world for a soccer player.
Holland had already been promised a weekly pay rise. When Holland joined City from Borussia Dortmund, he signed a contract until June 2027. In his first season, he became the Premier League’s top scorer. Under the terms of the clause, Holland was set to receive a 60.5% weekly pay rise. Holland scored a whopping 52 goals in all competitions in the 2022-23 season, leading City to their first treble in club history.
He will receive an astronomical paycheck. Holland will see his salary jump from £19.5 million to £32.5 million if he re-signs.온라인바카라
The re-signing is expected to be formalized soon. According to ESPN, “Holland’s talks with City are far from over, but discussions are expected to conclude in the next two months.”
It is believed that a re-signing is highly likely. “Holland wanted to play for Real Madrid,” the outlet said, “but he’s happy at City. He will want to settle in the team. He will be willing to agree to new terms. He already has a contract with City until June 2027.”
It’s unlikely that the front line will change for a while. Julian Alvarez, 23, who recently filled the void left by De Bruyne, is also under contract at City until 2028. According to ‘ESPN’, “Pep Guardiola has strongly denied reports of a move for Brighton & Hove Albion striker Evan Ferguson, 18. He is very happy with the performances of Alvarez and Holland.”