Erling Haaland is one of the most talked about names when the 2021/2022 season is over. The Norwegian player has become one of the hottest assets, which has become a bone of contention for a number of top European clubs.
Manchester City are the lucky club to get Haaland’s signature. They only had to spend 75 million euros to woo Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Not only were they lucky to get Haaland, City managed to get Haaland at a much lower dowry than the official price. Haaland’s own tag is estimated at 150 million euros.
Haaland’s official price shows the performance of the 21-year-old player. This price tag also makes Haaland one of the most expensive U-23 players in the world.
Besides Haaland, there are a number of other U-23 players who also have exorbitant prices.
Who are the most expensive U-23 footballers in the world today? Here are ten of them.
Haaland’s transfer to City had actually been announced long ago. At the end of last May, The Citizens announced that they had agreed with Dortmund for the transfer of the striker.
However, for one and two reasons, this transfer has not been approved by City. They have yet to register the striker as their player for the upcoming 2022/23 season.
On Monday (13/6) City finally approved this transfer. They introduced to the public that Erling Haaland was officially part of their team.
Five Year Contract
In their official statement, Manchester City announced that they had tied Haaland to a long-term contract.
The striker is tied to a five-year contract. So he will defend the banner of The Citizens until 2027.
This contract will be officially active from July 1, 2022. So he could go on City’s pre-season tour.
City’s sporting director, Txiki Begiristain, is delighted to have secured Haaland’s services. He considered The Citizens to get a special talent in the striker.
“We have been watching Erling for the last few years, so we are delighted that he has joined City. He has great talent and he has become one of the best strikers in Europe in recent seasons.”
“His career has been incredible and remember, he is only 21 years old. We are sure that his best period will shine with Pep in the years to come. He is an outstanding signing for our team and I’m sure our fans will be delighted to see Erling’s performances, ” he said.
Haven’t Announced Number
In the City’s official statement, they have not disclosed the number of jerseys that will be worn by Haaland.
The striker is reportedly still picking on the number of jerseys, where he is rumored to be wearing the number 9 jersey after Gabriel Jesus left City.
Lionel Messi has not been able to show his best game with PSG. The Argentine player is still adapting to the French sultan’s club in order to rediscover his slick performance like when he strengthened for Barcelona last year.
However, despite these conditions, Messi is still one of the performers in the European football scene today. In Ligue 1, with PSG, Messi succeeded in becoming a champion.
In his journey this season, Messi scored 6 goals and 14 assists. The record of 14 assists – from these 63 key passes – is the third best in Europe.
Messi’s achievement earned him 7.77 points from the Whoscored page. This value makes Messi one of the best players in Europe and is included in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022.
Besides Messi, there are a number of other players who are included in the list of the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022, based on the Whoscore page.
Who are these players? Check out the full article below.
One place at the heart of the defense in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022 is occupied by Nico Schlotterbeck. The Freiburg player scored 7.39 for his appearances in the Bundesliga this season.
Schlotterbeck averaged 2.3 tackles, 1.8 interceptions and 4.6 interceptions per game. In addition, the 22-year-old has recorded four goals and 23 successful dribbles so far this season.
In the left fullback sector in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022 there is Joao Cancelo’s name. The Manchester City player scored 7.43 for his appearances in the Premier League this season.
Cancelo is Manchester City’s mainstay in the fullback sector. The Portuguese player was also able to fully repay the trust with one goal and seven assists this season.
In terms of defense, the 27-year-old also appeared solid. He has averaged 2.3 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 0.9 clearances in his 36 games this season.
Kevin De Bruyne is Nkunku’s partner in the engine room of the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022. The Manchester City player scored 7.64 for his appearances in the Premier League this season.
De Bruyne has only appeared in 30 Premier League games this season, five of which have started on the bench. However, he managed to become the life of the City. The Belgian player recorded 15 goals and eight assists.
In defense, this 30-year-old player is also very diligent in helping. He recorded 33 tackles and 15 clearances in his Premier League matches this season.
As Lewandowski’s partner in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022, there is Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid player scored 7.69 for his appearances in La Liga this season.
Throughout the 2021/2022 season, Benzema appeared in 32 matches, one of them as a substitute. In 2600 minutes of playing, he scored 27 goals. Benzema’s goal record is the highest in La Liga this season.
Not only sharp in breaking into the opponent’s goal, Benzema has also scored ten assists this season. This record makes him the top assist scorer in the Real Madrid squad.
Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City agreed on the transfer of Erling Haaland, Tuesday (10/5/2022) night WIB. In this way, Man City only has to talk about salary with the striker.
Erling Haaland’s transfer saga has been answered. Through an official statement, Man City announced that it had agreed on the transfer of the Norwegian striker.
If salary negotiations and contract signing are completed in the near future, then Man City can officially announce Erling Haaland on July 1, 2022.
“Manchester City can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland on 1 July 2022,” read a Man City statement.
“Transfer negotiations await the fulfillment of the terms of the club’s finalization with the player,” he continued, which means Erling Haaland just needs to sign a contract that Man City management offered.
Don’t Talk About Transfers
This news is quite surprising considering that manager Pep Guardiola, shortly before the announcement, had been asked by Man City and Dortmund not to discuss anything about the transfer of Erling Haaland.
“Everyone knows what the situation is, but I can’t speak because I don’t like to talk about next season even though I have spoken a few times,” said Pep Guardiola.
“Dortmund and Man City have asked me not to say anything about this until an announcement is made.”
According to Sky Germany, the striker has informed Borussia Dortmund that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season. The release clause in his contract is €75 million.
Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano told Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke last week Man City were ready to activate the striker’s release clause.
The clause stipulates that Haaland’s transfer fee must be paid in cash, unlike many other club transfers which are paid in installments.
Some details are still to be worked out for the deal which is expected to be announced later this week.
The Daily Mail revealed gossip that Manchester City could make a shocking attempt to sign Paul Pogba from rivals Manchester United. Some very strong fact gossip circulating about Manchester City wanting Paul Pogba include:
Paul Pogba will almost certainly leave Manchester United when his contract expires in June 2022.
The French star is among Manchester City’s shortlist of candidates for the role.
M City certainly has the financial means to offer Pogba a lucrative deal.
Convincing Pogba to change allegiance to Manchester City may be their biggest hurdle.
Guardiola is said to be keen to sign a midfielder in the summer and has the 29-year-old France international on his shortlist.
This circulating gossip is supported by the fact that this Red Devils star is a free transfer. Having seen no possibility of a contract extension at Old Trafford throughout the season.
And amid recent speculation of interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. Gossip from Crosstown-Rivals – M City is The latest club to join and is fighting for his signature.
Due to transfer regulations, the Premier League champion is not expected to join until after the end of the season. Since January, other clubs overseas have been able to talk about signing Pogba.
Perhaps that puts M. City at a disadvantage. Because clubs have been able to talk about signing him for so long.
As Etihad Stadium executives are confident they can match his current £290,000-a-week salary. Pogba has scored one goal in 20 league games this season and has contributed another nine.
Another Gossip From The Transfer Window Season
There are a lot of rumors circulating ahead of the 2022 transfer market. Below are some of the gossip that might happen in the 2022 transfer market this time
Bernardo Silva – Manchester City
Barcelona wants to transfer midfielder Bernardo Silva from Manchester City. Mundo Deportivo reports. The 27-year-old was linked with the Blaugrana last summer, but now it looks like they are gearing up to return to sign him.
The latest news suggests that manager Xavi Hernandez is ready to offer a player exchange deal with Frenkie de Jong. To persuade Manchester City to sack a star player who is said to want to leave the club at the end of the season.
Luis Suarez – Atlético Madrid
Luis Suarez is ready to return to Barcelona on a pay cut, writes Ekrem Konur. The 35-year-old striker, whose contract with Atletico Madrid expires at the end of June, is already eyeing a Camp Nou return.
Recent reports suggest the Uruguayan star is keen to continue his career at the highest level. With a view to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup later this year. He has scored 11 goals in 32 La Liga games this season.
Ola Solbakken – Forward FK Bodø/Glim
Roma boss Jose Mourinho is considering a move for Bodo/Glimt striker Ola Solbakken, according to Sport. The Serie A club are preparing a replacement roster if they part ways with Carles Perez in the summer.
And it looks like I Giallorossi has identified the 23-year-old Norway international as an option. Ola Salbakken was impressed in the Ligue 1 match against Roma in April.
Aurélien Tchouaméni – Midfielder AS Monaco
Monaco accept Aurelien Tchouameni for no less than 70 million euros, writes Fabrizio Romano. The coveted 22-year-old midfielder scored twice in Friday night’s 2-1 win over Lille in Ligue 1.
It was recently reported that he was prioritising a move to Real Madrid, but a number of suitors are expected to apply for his signature once the transfer window officially opens.
Richard Sánchez – Club América
Club America star Richard Sanchez has been offered Lille and Monaco, Foot Mercato has revealed. The 26-year-old midfielder could be of interest to both clubs.
Who could lose Renato Sanchez and the aforementioned key players in Joamani respectively in the summer. Known for his set pieces, the Paraguay international has made 95 appearances for the La Liga MX club.
The ‘King of Europe‘ Real Madrid will take on Liverpool in the coveted Champions League final after beating Manchester City in one of the greatest games in Champions League history.
The raw facts are as follows: Madrid went 6-5 on Thursday (AEST) thanks to a 3-1 win at the surging Bernabeu in the Spanish capital.
But it’s hard to believe how they got there, as they struggled on the canvas when Rodrigo scored in the 90th and 91st minutes to equalize and force extra time.
Rodrigo’s Incredible Rapid-Fire Prop
And who else did well but Karim Benzema, the best striker in the world, with a cool 95th-minute penalty that sent Madrid into the promised land of the Paris final on May 29. It was the 43rd goal of the French team’s 43rd game of the season.
“From the abyss of despair to the height of ecstasy, Real Madrid,” legendary commentator Martin Taylor told Stan Sports.
“It’s going to go down in the history books every season of the European elite. You can’t say goodbye to them. Paris Saint-Germain can’t, Chelsea can’t, and now Manchester City.
“You only get that feeling in football. Incredible drama.”
Manchester City will inevitably go to the All England final after Riyad Mahrez’s trusty left foot provided a two-goal cushion for Guardiola’s superclub in the second half.
Another Right Decision From Carlo Ancelotti For Real Madrid
Mahrez’s left foot does it again. Madrid’s 62-year-old Italian coach wreaked havoc on both goals by leaving late before bringing on Brazilian super-sub Rodrigo.
Ancelotti will now be the first manager to appear in five Champions League finals.
“I think I’m in a parallel universe,” Bernabeu’s Marc Pogach said of the Stan Sports report.
“Absolutely ridiculous,” added Mark Rushden. “It’s ridiculous, it just came out of nowhere.”
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnic says Madrid is a team of destiny.
Spanish football expert Semla Hunter joins the team to talk about Real Madrid’s 35th La Liga title. Carlo Ancelotti is the first coach to win a league title from five major leagues and the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.
“We’re ready for an autopsy,” Bosnic said. “You have to wonder if Real Madrid’s name is on the trophy?”
Madrid beat Liverpool in the 2018 final as the Spanish powerhouse clinched a record 13th title. Thursday’s result ended City’s quest for their first Champions League trophy.
Guardiola’s side lost to Chelsea in last year’s final.
Ferland Mendy saved Madrid from a second conceded goal just minutes before Rodrigo’s first goal. Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois blocked Grealish’s shot with the sole of his boot moments later.
Madrid then carried all the momentum into extra time. “It’s incredible,” Courtois said. “We still believe… a target comes and rumbles!”
Benzema’s grim penalty puts Real ahead
Benzema’s penalty was his 15th Champions League goal of the season. Benzema scored hat-tricks against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in Madrid.
The competition’s top scorer scored his 10th goal in the knockout stages alone, tying Cristiano Ronaldo’s single-season record.
“I can’t say we’re used to that kind of life, but what happened tonight was against Chelsea and against Paris,” Ancelotti said.
“If you have to say why, when we seem to have left, the history of this club can help us move on.”
Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah announced the final on Twitter: “We have a score to settle.”
Real Madrid made another epic comeback by beating Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final. Real Madrid boss Ancelotti says the Spanish capital club’s history has helped them win three consecutive Champions League titles this season.
Real Madrid successfully advanced to the Champions League final in extra time after the second game of the Champions League semi-final at the Santiago Bernabeu in the early hours of Thursday (May 5, 2022).
Real Madrid fell behind after a goal from Riyad Mahrez at the Bernabeu in the first-leg 3-4 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
With two goals down, Real pressed on until Rodrigo Gos became the Blancos hero with two goals at the end of the second half to make it 5-5 on aggregate and the game went into extra time.
Karim Benzema scored another goal for Real Madrid in extra time. The Blancos also qualified for the Champions League final after a 6-5 aggregate lead.
Comeback Experts For The Champions League
Real Madrid’s incredible comeback against Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final was not their first this season. Los Blancos have also previously hampered Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Chelsea in the round of 16 and quarter-finals.
Carlo Ancelotti also admitted this. The Italian boss also stressed that Real Madrid was able to regain its footing and turn the corner thanks to the history of the great club in the Spanish capital.
“I can’t say we’re used to it, but what happened tonight was against Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. If you ask why, it’s the history of the club that helped us move on when we left,” Ancelotti said. told BT Sport.
Psychological Advantage Real Madrid Team
Real Madrid only scored in the 90th minute after Rodrigo Gos put Karim Benzema’s shot into the Manchester City backline to make it 1-1 but overall still One goal behind.
Rodrigo then scored his second goal in stoppage time, his header knocking down Ederson and scoring twice within two minutes. The goal forced the game into overtime.
Carlo Ancelotti also said momentum was the key to the game. Real Madrid’s attempt to use the last remaining energy to attack Manchester City proved successful, so it was a psychological advantage to take the lead for the remainder of the time.
Ancelotti said: “The game was almost over and our energy was exhausted. We played well against strong opponents. When we equalised, we had a psychological advantage going into extra time.”
“I don’t have time to think about us. It was a difficult game because City took control, but our last chance was to save the game in extra time,” the Italian coach continued.
Final against Liverpool
Successful qualification to the Champions League final means Real Madrid will take on Liverpool in the final at the Stade de France in Paris in the early hours of May 29, 2022.
The clash with Liverpool will be a repeat of the 2017/2018 Champions League final, when Real Madrid won 3-1.
Carlo Ancelotti also stressed that the game against Liverpool will be excellent.
“I’m really happy to be in the final and face another big opponent in Paris. We’re used to it. It’s going to be a great game in world football.”
Jürgen Klopp’s future with the Premier League giants Liverpool has become one of the hotly discussed topics. Jürgen Klopp had expressed his intention not to continue his coaching career at Liverpool after his tenure ended.
Previously, Jürgen Klopp had expressed his desire to take a break from football after his contract expired at the end of the 2023-2024 season.
Jürgen Klopp is known to have been with Liverpool since replacing Brendan Rodgers in October 2015. The German tactician’s contract expires in June 2024.
After showing signs of rejection, Klopp has recently begun to soften. Earlier this April, Klopp did not dismiss the opportunity to extend his contract with Liverpool.
The Reds are now reportedly speeding up talks with Klopp to fence him off on a new contract.
According to The Times report quoted by BolaSport.com, Fenway Sports Group (FSG) president Mike Gordon, has traveled to Liverpool.
Mike Gordon plans to meet with Klopp’s agent, Marc Kosicke, to discuss a new deal.
Gordon and Marc Kosicke were also present in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Villarreal in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals, Wednesday (27/4/2022) or Thursday morning WIB.
The Liverpool president sees Klopp as a perfect fit for the team and wants him to stay as long as he wants to be in charge.
The former Borussia Dortmund coach is reportedly currently earning £10 million per year at Anfield.
If you agree on a new contract, it is not impossible that Klopp’s pay will increase.
Klopp himself still has the opportunity to offer four additional titles for Liverpool in the 2021-2022 season.
The Touch of a Cold Hand Jürgen Liverpool Coach in 2022
The Reds have won their first trophy of the season in the form of the English League Cup.
They are also fighting for the Premier League title with only one point behind Manchester City.
Liverpool have also put one foot in the Champions League final.
They will look to maintain their two-goal lead when they face Villarreal in Spain in next week’s Champions League semi-final second leg.
Having signed a contract extension to keep him at Anfield until 2026. Klopp has set his sights on the end of a successful season, with the Premier League title, Champions League and FA Cup all within their reach to add to the League Cup – which is already locked in the trophy cabinet.
Since arriving in 2015, Klopp has helped turn fortunes in the red corner of Merseyside, bringing domestic and European glory to the club.
Now, the German wants more, saying, “We can’t wait 10 years to make memories. We have to do it now. We must enjoy the trip. We don’t know if we are going to win something. But at the moment, we are trying to squeeze everything out of this season that is possible.“
Liverpool are also scheduled to face Chelsea on May 14 at Wembley Stadium in the final of the FA Cup.