Although Pep Guardiola had previously played with a large front man—Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Barcelona and Robert Lewandowski at Bayern—the experiment with doing so with City was always going to be intriguing.
Whether or not Guardiola extends his stay through 2025, the Norwegian hitman must establish himself as a fixture at the Etihad Stadium. It’s safe to say that after a little over a season, the move has already paid off handsomely.
In order to prevent the center-forward from falling into the hands of Barcelona and Real Madrid, the club is reportedly planning to extend Haaland’s contract for an additional year, to 2028, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The club is also unhappy with the release clause that falls year over year starting next summer. In the process, they will also eliminate the provision.
From the player’s perspective, he is at the ideal club to realize all of his goals.
Although they have dropped their previous two Premier League games, City still remains the team to beat both at home and abroad despite sweeping the treble last season.
Haaland can always be supplied from either wing with the current team iteration, which makes his attacking play easy, especially when you take into account his own strength and movement at crucial times.