Erling Haaland is already making all the right moves to win over Man City fans after he was seen wearing an eye-catching £730 Louis Vuitton t-shirt in the club’s colors at a music festival in Madrid.
Haaland, who completed his £51m move to the Etihad earlier this summer, has yet to rejoin his new teammates and continues to spend time on holiday in Spain ahead of pre-season.
After being spotted in Malaga and Marbella in previous weeks, Haaland has since traveled to Madrid to relax at the Starlite boutique music festival, where he sported a Louis Vuitton “monogram bandana” print t-shirt.
Erling Haaland wore an eye-catching £730 Louis Vuitton t-shirt at a music festival in Madrid
Haaland joined Man City from Borussia Dortmund in a £51m deal earlier this summer
Before heading to the concert, Haaland posted a series of hilarious posts on his Instagram Stories where he answered a number of fan questions in a purple bucket hat.
The 21-year-old insisted he ‘didn’t need a haircut’ and confirmed he had ‘no eyebrows’ before listening to Puerto Rican star Ozuna at the festival.
And while Haaland has donned blue and white in his spare time, fans will be eager for him to don the club’s new shirt when the Premier League champions depart on their pre-season tour.
Haaland is yet to kick a ball for his new club, but the striker’s admirers have been given a boost after learning his release clause will drop to £150million in 2025.
Haaland’s representatives have trivialized the inclusion of release clauses in his recent contracts and his deal with Man City would be no different.
Haaland also hilariously answered questions from fans on his Instagram story before leaving.
Now Spanish publication Marca have detailed how the second of two release clauses – the first of £172m triggered in 2024 – drops by £12m from 2025, opening the door for any potential suitors.
Haaland arrives as one of the Premier League’s summer signings and while this reported secondary release clause won’t come into effect until 2025, she will still keep suitors’ eyes open to her Manchester situation.
Marca report that Haaland, who was represented by late agent Mino Raiola, has gotten used to having release clauses in his deals.
There was a release clause in his deal to move from Red Bull Salzburg to Dortmund and City negotiated a sub-release clause deal to move him from Germany to England.
Haaland arrives in England as one of the most sought after strikers in world football.
He took his game to the next level at Dortmund, ending his career there scoring 83 goals in 87 games.
Haaland posted photos of himself and performers at the Starlite music festival in Madrid on Monday
“It’s a proud day for me and my family,” Haaland said when the deal was announced.
“I’ve always watched City and loved doing it in recent seasons.
“You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances which is perfect for a player like me.
“There are so many world-class players in this team and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all time, so I think I’m in the right place to fulfill my ambitions.
“I want to score goals, win trophies and improve as a footballer and I’m confident I can do that here.
“It’s a great decision for me, and I can’t wait to start pre-season.”