Manchester City look to have been handed a boost in their hopes of signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland after it was reported they could receive a significant sell-on percentage for Jadon Sancho.
According to The Sun, City could benefit from the 15% sell-on clause they submitted when selling Sancho to the Bundesliga side, as it could be renegotiated in order to hand the Citizens an advantage over other interested sides in their hopes of signing the prolific Haaland.
The Norwegian forward has a £65 million release clause that will be activated in the summer of 2022 but the report suggests that the Black and Yellows could be willing to sell this summer if they receive a substantial fee and if Sancho were to depart in the near future, City could use the money from that deal to help fund a deal for Haaland.
Pep Guardiola’s side certainly look as if they are going to be in the market for a striker in the summer, as Sergio Aguero looks likely to leave following this season when his City contract is set to expire.
The Argentinian has endured injury problems in the last two seasons which have limited his influence in this City side but he will still go down as a legend with the Citizens, as he currently leads their all-time goalscoring charts, having scored 256 goals for the club in his time there.
However, Haaland’s superb goalscoring stats with RB Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund in his career thus far certainly suggests that he could challenge Aguero’s record if he were to join City.
“He’s unbelievable and for such a young lad who is taking everything by storm, he’s taking everything in his stride.”
Therefore, City sporting director Txiki Begiristain should try and use the sell-on percentage in Sancho’s contract to City’s advantage, by sealing a swoop for Haaland as soon as possible.