Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are the future stars of football. Both PSG and Man City can spend millions of Euros to keep them on their side. PSG managed to convince Mbappe in extending his stay at the club by offering him a lucrative contract which made him one of the best-paid footballers in the world at present.
This shouldn’t be allowed in football. Crazy!
— Vallabh Kamath (@Vallabhkamath) October 6, 2022
At the time, PSG had announced Mbappe has signed a fresh three-year deal with the club which will keep him at PSG till 2025.Man City is not far behind, According to a report from Mike Keegan for Sportsmail, Haaland is by far the highest earner in the Premier League as the former Borussia Dortmund man is on a wage that is close to £900,000 a week.
— Paige bae ★ (@KnowItAllKicks) October 6, 2022
In the summer Manchester City got one of the best bargains of all time signing Norwegian international Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for just £51 million. His recent form has been terrifying as the striker has scored 19 goals in his first 12 games for Man City.
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At $34 million annually, Haaland will become one of the highest-compensated athletes in the world, at least when it comes to on-the-field pay. Per Forbes, in 2021 only Lionel Messi ($97 million), Ronaldo ($70 million), Dak Prescott ($97.5 million), Neymar ($76 million), Lewis Hamilton ($70 million), and Tom Brady ($45 million) made more on the field including bonus than Haaland will next season.
Can’t believe im saying this but if City win the treble/Quadruple then it’s worth it
— ͏ (@UTDRooo) October 6, 2022
It seems like both Haaland and Kylian Mbappe are taking over football with the amount of money they are receiving. Mbappe is one of football’s highest-paid, and one of the most influential components. PSG might argue that no one is more crucial to their success than Mbappe. Paris Saint-Germain are paying Mbappe €250m over three years, but he also has a say in the operations of the club, according to various reports.
Fans Responded After Learning How Much Man City Pay Erling Haaland
Some fans believe that he is worth every penny because of his current performance. Although many people coined this as “obscene” as the lower league clubs are going out of business. While some blame the Arabs who own Man City are fooling English Taxmen and UEFA financial police, as fans claim they are under-declaring Haaland’s true earnings.
I have to agree with most of the comments. Worth every penny. And I’m a Red.
— david cassidy (@davecassidy73) October 6, 2022
Some even criticize FIFA for its fair play policy and think that “oil money” plays a big role in solving legal issues. It is very often noticed that both Paris and Manchester City are the center of criticism for ruining football ethics because of their club owners.
This is the point Oil sportswashing clubs are destroying if not destroyed football. In my day victory was all the sweeter when we suffered as a team and support to achieve. Now it’s buying parts to build the most expensive F1 car to win.
— Bounder 🟨🟥 pronoun ( you are a moron) (@CrosbyDark) October 7, 2022
Fans believe that this shouldn’t be allowed in football as the “regular” teams have difficulty achieving the top tier of their national leagues and staying there. The big teams are more than willing to spend the money to take the best players away from lesser teams. The transfer fee of over €200 million PSG paid for one player (Neymar) exceeds the entire annual payroll of all but about a dozen teams in the entire world.
FIFA Fair Play anyone ?….. oil money goes a long way in solving any “legal issues”.
— S.L 🇮🇱 (@shai_lugassy) October 6, 2022
City boss Guardiola says there is no release clause in Haaland’s contract, dismissing rumours that Real Madrid are already considering triggering such an agreement. Reports were abounding that the forward has a release clause of £174m in his City deal, but Guardiola says these claims are false and no such clause exists.
They’re no longer classed as a genuine football club. For me they’re no longer Manchester City, those days have gone, from now on I refer to them as ‘The Plastics’.
— Typical Villa (@TheHoofingRange) October 7, 2022
Man City hovered from midtable to relegation battles pre-oil regime, but now find themselves the highest paid sports team in the world. Following PSG’s recent profile lift, it seems that the oil club trend could gain even more momentum.