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How Much Does Haaland Earn?

You'll be surprised, but his salary without bonuses is not the highest, even at Manchester City.

Star forward Manchester City Erling Haaland continues to progress. In 2023, he became the top scorer in three tournaments: the Champions League, the Premier League, and the Nations League. He was named the European Footballer of the Year by UEFA. He came closer than ever before to the Ballon d'Or, losing only to Lionel Messi.

At the same time, the transfer value of the Norwegian, according to Transfermarkt, reached 180 million euros - he is already considered the most expensive footballer in the world. And he's only 23.

Understanding how valuable Erling is, the bosses of City do not "sting" him with money. The forward receives simply a cosmic salary. Below - is the main thing about it.

Haaland moved to Manchester City in July 2022 and signed a five-year contract with the club. Soon after the transfer, the English media revealed his terms. According to The Sun, Norwegian strikers began to receive 433 thousand euros per week (or 22.5 million euros per year).

It turned out that Haaland was not even the highest-paid member of the team. After all, midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, under a contract signed in April 2021, receives 462 thousand euros per week (24 million euros per year).

However, exciting details soon emerged. According to the Daily Mail, the Norwegian's contract included bonuses - presumably for goals. Together with them, Erling's salary is about 1 million euros per week, or 52 million euros per year, making him one of the highest-paid players in the world.

According to the source, these bonuses are easily achievable. So it's easy for the Norwegian to earn the maximum amount - with his productivity.

Outside the field, the forward also manages to earn well. He signed a very profitable contract with Nike in April of last year. The deal amount was not disclosed, but earlier in the report of The Athletic, Haaland's side requested a contract for 24 million dollars a year. In addition, Erling appeared on the cover of the most famous football simulator in the world - EA FC (formerly FIFA) - for which he also probably received a lot of money.

As a result, in 2023, Forbes included the Norwegian in the top 10 highest-paid footballers in the world. Erling took sixth place with earnings of $58 million a year ($46 million due to football and $12 million through advertising contracts), losing only to Benzema, Mbappe, Neymar, Messi, and Ronaldo.

However, considering the forward's productivity, this is not his limit. In the coming years, we will surely see Haaland with the "Golden Ball" in his hands and at the top of the Forbes list.

Published by Patrick Jane