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Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez’s combined transfer fee is cheaper than Darwin Nunez to Liverpool, but Simon Jordan explains the difference between the signings


Manchester City are expected to land both Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez for less than Liverpool could possibly pay for Darwin Nunez.

The Premier League champions have officially announced the arrival of striker Haaland in a £51m deal, while Alvarez will follow for £14m after agreeing a deal in January .

Haaland set to be Man City striker next season
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Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez’s combined transfer fee is cheaper than Darwin Nunez to Liverpool, but Simon Jordan explains the difference between the signings
Alvarez has an incredibly bright future in his hands

That combined £65m fee will be dwarfed by Nunez heading to Anfield for £64m with add-ons of up to £85.4m.

It’s an incredible deal from Pep Guardiola’s men to sign one of Europe’s top strikers and a South American starlet.

And former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has welcomed the transfer.

He said of White and Jordan: “You’re buying somebody here who is, here and now, at the top of their game.

“Now we can make the argument that maybe the Bundesliga is not as competitive as the Premier League.

“But, despite that, if you score one goal per game in any league, you are some kind of player and the Bundesliga is a top league.

Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez’s combined transfer fee is cheaper than Darwin Nunez to Liverpool, but Simon Jordan explains the difference between the signings
Haaland was unveiled as Man City’s new signing on Monday
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Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez’s combined transfer fee is cheaper than Darwin Nunez to Liverpool, but Simon Jordan explains the difference between the signings
Nunez is set to join Liverpool as they improve their attack and try to beat Man City for the Premier League title


“City bought something that they’ve probably been missing for some time, a central focus for some of their beautiful plays and maybe that’s the thing that was missing at times, even though what was missing last year was very minimal. The margins were so small compared to what they lacked.

“I think you have someone who was bought off at a premium, because his late agent [Mino Raiola] set up a situation that brought him out of a German club at what is seen as a discounted price due to the parameters he could have taken when he didn’t have the release clause.

“I will be fascinated to see how good this lad is because we have seen him before with Timo Werner coming in with a huge reputation for scoring goals in German football and he hasn’t. [here].

“I don’t think this boy will fall into that trap, but there will be a lot of expectation and anticipation and those two things will come together and produce a player who either meets them or disappoints them.

“I think he will meet them. I think he will score a lot of goals because he plays in a team that will create chances.

Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez’s combined transfer fee is cheaper than Darwin Nunez to Liverpool, but Simon Jordan explains the difference between the signings
Former agent Raiola’s clever actions got Haaland on the move for a fraction of his worth
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Jordan, however, struggled to explain the differences between Man City’s deal for Haaland and Liverpool’s imminent signing of Nunez.

He added: “I don’t think [the Nunez deal] is a statement in reaction to Manchester City. These are the financial implications of doing business.

“Looks like Mane is going to leave, so you needed a replacement.

“Anything Liverpool sell to him will be a direct profit. He exhausted his contract a year from the end. No matter what they bought him from Southampton for, when they sell him for £40m or £35m, it will just be profit.

“With the arrival of this new boy they have put him on a six year contract they are paying him £65million plus add-ons which will be based on a certain level of performance it is probably a bargain half sane.

Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez’s combined transfer fee is cheaper than Darwin Nunez to Liverpool, but Simon Jordan explains the difference between the signings
Nunez played for Benfica against Liverpool in the Champions League and will now sign for the club from Anfield
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“The beauty of the Haaland deal, [Nunez] was a free market deal, the Haaland deal was not a free market deal because there was a release clause.

“It wasn’t a big mercurial deal on anyone’s part. Man City had the inside track with him for a variety of reasons. Man City are probably able to meet salary expectations that most clubs won’t be able to. There is a relationship between the father and the club but Man City nicked it by comparison.

“At £51m, in today’s market, Haaland is a snip. But he’s not an open market deal. Nunez is an open market deal, so Liverpool have to pay the going price.

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