Manchester City supporters have taken to Twitter to let their feelings known about a potential ‘bidding war’ for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland next summer.
The Premier League champions broke the British transfer record for an English player this summer for the services of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, before missing out on the controversial signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, who went on to re-sign for rivals Manchester United.
Grealish has already opened his account for Pep Guardiola’s team, scoring in the 5-0 victory over Norwich City, and was handed only his third start for England in Thursday’s demolition job on Hungary.
But with club legend Sergio Aguero calling time on his time at the Etihad, City remain without a number traditional nine and have used Ferran Torres as a false nine in the opening three games of the season.
It has now emerged that City will compete with United next summer to bring Haaland to Manchester in a deal that could rise to $90million (£65m).
According to Sport1’s Martin Hoffman, [via City Xtra on Twitter], both sides are expected to enter a ‘bidding war’ with each other, with the striker’s agent setting wage demands at a remarkable $50million (£36m) gross plus $40million (£29m) in agent fees.
Manchester City fans unhappy with money involved
These City fans took to Twitter to display their anger at the money involved in the deal, with one supporter calling the quoted prices ‘crazy’.
“We are not entering a bidding war, our club has no spine”
“Crazy amount, i don’t care how good of a player is he”
“If we’re entering a bidding war with United, rest assured we’re gonna lose. There’s no way our board even contemplates paying THAT high a fees”
“I don’t want him at city if he wants those wages”
“No chance city pays anyone that. Might as well head to United”
“Honestly a disgusting amount tbf. Idc how good he is.”
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