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Does he have a release clause in his contract right now? If yes, how much is it?
 

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Can we please stop perpetuating this myth. Alf literally played the rest of the match and his surgery was for a recurring problem with the OTHER knee. Also, according to the Manchester Evening News, he had nothing but good things to say last year about the prospect of his son joining United.

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It’s a good meme though. Keane went full WWE on Haaland’s father. Heard he has PTSD around Irish people.
 

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It’s a good meme though. Keane went full WWE on Haaland’s father. Heard he has PTSD around Irish people.
I remember that day, Jaap Stam and Dennis Irwin made a young Erling watch as Keane tortured his father and just laughed
 

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You serious? If that challenge was in the street jail time would have been served. You don’t think the father of Drago hasn’t brought this up over dinner? Alf never played the same if I recall, missed most of the season after the assault, and really don’t know if he ever played a full 90 minutes after that all for saying get up. Money doesn’t cover up what happens to family and Haaland at City has to be making the father satisfied.
The tackle was made in early 2001 when Alfie was 29 years old. After that his career seemed to have ended. I wonder how this impacted the Haaland household finances when he was growing up … did he suffer some level of poverty? Does his son blame United?
 

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They can definitely match the weekly wages. What they can’t match is the under-the-table backhanders that don’t show up in the books paid to Haaland, his dog, his mum, his mailman; and his dad’s medical fees for round the clock care after Keane ended his career.

There’s a reason why Real didn’t go near Aguero, Toure, Kompany and David Silva when they were tearing the league apart.
his dad got £35 million in ‘agent’ fees On top of what they already had paid for his release clause. I’ve absolutely no doubts that there’s all sorts of dodgy money around Haaland.
 

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his dad got £35 million in ‘agent’ fees On top of what they already had paid for his release clause. I’ve absolutely no doubts that there’s all sorts of dodgy money around Haaland.
I have no doubts that he is „unofficially“ on Mbappe level money
 

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Was always going to bang in a tonne of goals. City are champions, have been a well oiled machine for years and added the biggest young talent around. Doing exactly what he was expected to. He would probably struggle a bit more for us, but then so would anybody. Our team isn’t quite there yet, but hopefully will start to take shape soon.
 

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If they can't win the Champions League now they have him they'll never win it under Pep.
 

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The guy is going to set all kinds of records in the league. My only hope is that his ego becomes so inflated that it actually makes City so dependent on him that it affects the rest of the team. He seems a bit stroppy at times when he doesn't get a pass.
 

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Barring some sort of injury or unforseen loss of form hes going to smash the Premier League top scorer chart at the very least isnt he.
 

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That hero music makes this hilarious :lol: When fandom gets taken a little inch too far
I can clearly tell from this 9 second clip that he is a boy who has been raised well with impeccable manners and that Norway is a society that places great emphasis on respect for kit men, thus producing well rounded and charming young men like Haaland. Unlike the Brits and the Dutch, as you can see from their belligerent treatment of this innocent poor follicly challenged kit man.
 

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There’s a decent documentary actually on the process Haaland and his team went through. They portray it as quite a holistic evaluation with

- Which team has the best chance at success
- Which team needs a number 9

Being two central parameters, among others. Each parameter is scored out of 10 and the decision was made based on which club has the highest total score. They say that 5-6 clubs were included in the evaluation, but there were only 3 real contenders. Haaland senior talks about different clubs, but City, Real and Bayern are the ones that get the most attention (Bayern seemingly missing out because they still had Lewa - they also make it seem like Bayerns pursuit of Haaland is the main reason Lewa left).

Sadly, no objective observer can argue City is a bad choice for any player (if they can get game time..), but I guess it also depends on how heavily a player weights things like history, culture, ethics etc.
Signing Ronaldo basically did us. Ironic, considering if we had let him go to city, we actually might have Haaland as our 9 right now.

Its not like we didnt have the money to sign him. Agent/dad fees and all.
 

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If they can't win the Champions League now they have him they'll never win it under Pep.
I believe that any of the top 20 managers in the world would win a CL if given the same time and money as Guardiola. Most would have done so already in same circumstances. Its a near guarantee that he'll win it with them and he'll keep spending until he does.
 

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I believe that any of the top 20 managers in the world would win a CL if given the same time and money as Guardiola. Most would have done so already in same circumstances. Its a near guarantee that he'll win it with them and he'll keep spending until he does.
Which is kind of why I rate mou more for what he did in his prime wirh Porto and Inter but that’s neither hear nor their
 

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Which is kind of why I rate mou more for what he did in his prime wirh Porto and Inter but that’s neither hear nor their

Same. I think any combination of Real, Chelsea, City, United, Bayern, Liverpool plus any of Ancellotti, Klopp, Tuchel, and countless others backed with 7 years and over a Billion, is getting a CL.
 

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I believe that any of the top 20 managers in the world would win a CL if given the same time and money as Guardiola. Most would have done so already in same circumstances. Its a near guarantee that he'll win it with them and he'll keep spending until he does.
And yet it will still be hailed as some sort of masterclass when he eventually does.
 

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Barring some sort of injury or unforseen loss of form hes going to smash the Premier League top scorer chart at the very least isnt he.
He has 11 goals already and we are in mid September.

The record under the 38 match a season format is Salah's 32. He's going to shatter it if he continues this pace.
 

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Can we please stop perpetuating this myth. Alf literally played the rest of the match and his surgery was for a recurring problem with the OTHER knee. Also, according to the Manchester Evening News, he had nothing but good things to say last year about the prospect of his son joining United.

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Stop perpetuating the myth that he seriously considered coming to United. Sure, he, his father, his agent, they will all say that yes, they will consider an offer from United. Why not? They would be very stupid if they didn't. With an offer from United they can go to City or Real and ask for MORE money. They have nothing to gain if they just go out and say to the world "we hate United". But the possibility of Haaland actually playing for United was ZERO the whole time. It does not matter how much money we offered or whatever clauses we agreed to give him, he'd never play for united, ever.

City has more money than we do, the best manager in the world, and wins trophies. And above all, Haaland has been a City fan since he was a kid! There was no reason he would seriously consider joining us. Sure, Ole tried, and of course Haaland was nice to his former manager, but that's all --- there was zero chance he would actually sign a contract with us.


 
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I think he will stay longer than people think. After City, only Real/Barca left for him. Why should he move there in 2 years, he is still young. Think he will stay 3-5 years, then he can still go to Spain. The PL is still the best league, he will stay quite a bit here.
 

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I think he will stay longer than people think. After City, only Real/Barca left for him. Why should he move there in 2 years, he is still young. Think he will stay 3-5 years, then he can still go to Spain. The PL is still the best league, he will stay quite a bit here.
Since he has been a City fan since birth, why wouldn't he stay there for the rest of his career?
 
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