Man City players won't 'begrudge' Haaland after 'big' reveal - Campbell

By Kevin Campbell

14th May, 2022 | 8:00am

Man City news: Campbell verdict on players 'begrudging' Erling Haaland after journalist's 'big' reveal

Man City players will “not begrudge” the amount Erling Haaland earns if the striker delivers the club their first Champions League trophy, according to Kevin Campbell.

The former Arsenal and Everton forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested Pep Guardiola’s side would still be in this season’s Champions League if they had Haaland, 21, in their side.

On Tuesday (10 May), Manchester City announced that they have reached an agreement in principle for the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

According to Fabrizio Romano (10 May), the Norway international will earn £375,000-a-week at the Etihad.

That wage will see him pocket the same as City’s top-earner Kevin De Bruyne, who starred in a 5-1 win over Wolves on Wednesday.

When asked by Football Insider if Haaland’s wages could cause unrest in the City dressing room, Campbell said: “Manchester City have not had a proper striker since [Sergio] Aguero.

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“They have won the Premier League and come close in the Champions League in that time. If City had Haaland in that first leg against Real Madrid it would have been all over. They created that many chances. Sometimes this is the difference.

“No City player will begrudge Erling Haaland earning that big amount if he gets them to the promised land. Putting the ball in the net is so, so important. It is vital to have someone who can put it in the back of the net regularly.

“If Haaland gets them over the line in the Champions League he is worth every penny. He will score goals in that City team, of that I’m sure.”

In other news, a pundit has claimed Man City exit beckons for Gabriel Jesus as two strikers set to arrive.