Erling Haaland has sensationally asked lawyers to bring forward the release clause in his Manchester City contract ahead of a potential blockbuster summer transfer to Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
The 22-year-old has a huge £175m ‘exit clause’ that kicks into his City deal in the summer of 2024.
That is despite the striker scoring 31 goals in just 28 games since arriving from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
Real Madrid present a better opportunity for the Norway starlet to continue improving, with the 35-year-old Karim Benzema coming to the end of his time at the top of European football.
Haaland has therefore requested that his exit clause be moved forward a year.
On Monday, the Premier League referred its reigning champions to an independent commission and passed on 100 alleged breaches of its financial regulations to be investigated.
Should they find City guilty, the independent commission has the power to impose sanctions ranging from a fine, a points deduction, or possible expulsion from the league.
Haaland has bagged 25 league goals in just 20 appearances and is on course to win the golden boot in his first year in the English top-flight.
He has already struck 31 times in all competitions and has his eyes on winning City a first Champions League.