Guardiola’s current contract at the Etihad Stadium has only 14 months left on it as he approaches the end of his sixth season as manager.
However, according to Futballnews, Premier League title challenger Jurgen Klopp signed fresh Liverpool terms on Friday, and the Spaniard has decided to prolong his stay in Manchester for another two years.
Klopp had previously stated that he would leave Anfield when his last contract expired in 2024, only to sign a two-year extension of his own amid Liverpool’s historic quadruple bid. When asked if the German’s renewal would entice him to sign a new contract, he said no. I honestly don’t have time since I’m so focused on the next three weeks of the season. ‘
However, it is believed that he has now given the go-ahead for city officials to pledge his future until 2025, which might be the final piece of the puzzle in their search for Erling Haaland.
Haaland has negotiated personal terms with City worth a stunning £500,000 per week, making him the Premier League’s highest-paid player. Guardiola has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent weeks, despite uncertainties over his future at Borussia Dortmund.
After a successful season with Dortmund, Haaland is available for £63 million this summer. On the other hand, Guardiola is so excited about the prospect of working with him and City’s current crop of intriguing teenagers that he is ready to sign a new three-year contract.
The 51-year-old’s contract should persuade Haaland to choose the Premier League champions over Real Madrid, as the forward’s last remaining issue was his future in Manchester.
He believes that joining City will improve his chances of winning the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or in the near future, with the former prize still up for grabs this season. Guardiola’s side is preparing for the second leg of their semi-final against Real Madrid next week after winning a seven-goal thriller at home against the Spanish club on Tuesday.
They put on a great warm-up performance against Leeds this weekend, winning 4-0 at Elland Road to keep their Premier League advantage over Liverpool at one point.