By Paddy Kenny

16th Jun, 2022 | 2:18pm

Man City news: Pundit in awe of after £85m development - 'absolute bargain'

Man City have pulled off an “absolute bargain” after signing Erling Haaland for £51million.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about City’s latest transfer deal.

On 15 June, Liverpool announced the signing of Darwin Nunez, 22, from Benfica in a deal which could cost a club-record £85million.

On 13 June, Haaland, 21, was officially announced as a City player following an initial announcement on 10 May that he would be joining the club this summer.

As per Sky Sports, Man City activated the Norway striker’s £51million release clause to get the deal done.

Kenny has been left in awe after seeing the cost of Nunez’s transfer and other players linked with £50milion moves this summer.

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“What did they pay for him £51million?” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Then you are talking about £50million for someone like Richarlison, it just shows how much of an absolute bargain it is.

“Yes, they will be paying over the odds for wages but, for me, he is going to be worth it.

“He’s a 21-year-old and I feel like he has been around for ages. It just shows how much of a bargain he is.

“Liverpool paying £85million for Nunez, Man City looking at £50million for Kalvin Phillips, it’s an absolute bargain.”

Haaland scored 86 goals in 89 games for Dortmund.

Nunez scored 34 goals in 41 total outings for Benfica during the 2021-22 season.

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