There are speculations that Erling Haaland will leave Manchester City in the summer with the report from Spain suggesting the the Norwegian is unhappy with life in Manchester, therefore, his camp are working to facilitate a move to Real Madrid.
While Haaland himself has debunked the rumours and restated his commitment to the reigning Premier League champions, Richard Dunne believes he might eventually leave Manchester City in the near future.
The former City captain said the 23-year-old may decide to seek more challenges at Real Madrid in the next two seasons when he would be 25-years-old.
Dunne said even though the striker may want to leave in the next few years after winning everything possible for City, the club will find it difficult to let him go because finding a replacement might seem impossible.
“If you have a player who scores this many goals in the Premier League, replacing him will cost you a lot of money,” he said.
“I thought when Haaland first came that he might want to play for Real Madrid at some point in his career. He won the treble at Manchester City and achieved everything he could. But I think he will stay maybe for another two or three seasons. I think he will stay there until he turns 25, and then we may see him move on.”
The Norwegian joined Man City from Borussia Dortmund for £60 million and Dunne believes he will be sold for three times the money the Cityzens paid for him.
“We bought Haaland for £60 million, so we won’t sell him for £70 million! It’s not that simple. I think he will be sold for three times that amount (£200 million). There are also huge financial implications in the deal. And when the time comes, it will be like that.”
Speaking about Haaland’s link to Real Madrid, the former City captain said: “I don’t see this as an immediate concern for City, but maybe in two or three years, his desire may be to move forward. They are close to getting Kylian Mbappe, and their interest will immediately shift to Erling. As a football fan, who wouldn’t want to see this duo play together?”