ERLING HAALAND’S £51million switch to Manchester City is eclipsed by incredible agents’ fees of £42m and his £34m annual wages.
Some figures are unclear, such as if they are before or after taxes, but they are still a staggering example of how negotiations can work.
Norway hero Haaland is expected to earn about around £170m in pay if he sees out his five-year contract.
But he also has a staggering release clause, meaning he could leave City for £64m after just two years.
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The imminent early announcement of his arrival will come BEFORE new regulations likely to come in this July to limit what agents can get.
Agents representing selling clubs will ‘only’ be able to get 10 per cent of transfer fees.
Those working on behalf of both the buying club and the player can make 10 per cent of the star’s wages up to £200,000 a year.
Above £200k, they will get another percentage.
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The new rules also mean only licensed agents can be paid, rather than friends or family members.
Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, who died two weeks ago, had opposed the incoming regulations.
He’s thought to have passed medical tests and should be confirmed as Pep Guardiola‘s marquee recruit for the next transfer window within days.