Manchester City is facing 115 charges from the Premier League for violating financial rules between 2009 and 2018, which could potentially lead to fines or expulsion from the league.
The charges against the club are causing doubt about the future of manager Pep Guardiola and some of their star players, including Erling Haaland.
In 2020, Guardiola stated that he would leave the club if they were found guilty of breaking financial rules.
There have been reports of tension between Guardiola and some players this season, including rumors of a bust-up between him and Joao Cancelo before the latter’s departure.
Spanish publication Nacional suggests that Haaland is questioning his decision to join Manchester City and is looking for a change of scenery before his release clause activates in 2024.
Real Madrid is reportedly the favorite to sign Haaland, while Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain could also enter the race.
The report also mentions that Guardiola is worried about his project falling apart if Manchester City is sanctioned and has received an offer from the Brazilian soccer federation.
Despite criticism in recent weeks and Manchester City being five points behind leaders Arsenal, Haaland has still scored 25 Premier League goals in 20 matches.
Haaland is reportedly considering a move to La Liga with interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona, although a move to Barcelona may not be financially feasible.
The Brazilian soccer federation’s offer to Guardiola has been reinvigorated due to the potential punishment against Manchester City, and they believe he would be the best successor to Tite.