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Haaland’s agent remains coy on release clause amid Real Madrid links: “It’s a mystery”
Erling Haaland has been making waves across European football with his blazing performances for Manchester City. The striker has already bagged 52 competitive goals for the English club, breaking all sorts of records in the process.
In light of Haaland’s good performances, reports of a potential exit have already started surfacing, with many pointing to his reported release clause worth around €200 million that can be applicable from 2024.
Real Madrid have emerged as one of the potential destinations for Haaland, should he depart Etihad in the near future. Reports suggest the club could make a move for the player in 2024.
Reacting to this widely reported release clause, Haaland’s agent Rafaela Pimenta has recently compared the clause to a ‘Treasure Island’ as no one is aware of the exact details of the terms.
“The release clause into Haaland’s contract is a mystery, it reminds me of the Treasure Island. No one knows. I like it,” she told MD (h/t Fabrizio Romano).
When asked about the release clause potentially being removed following the contract extension of Pep Guardiola, Rafaela refused to comment. “Clause removed after Pep signed new deal? No comment on contracts. We had many stories about that,” she added.
Despite the release clause, though, recent reports have not posed a positive outlook for Real Madrid, when it comes to the pursuit of the young Norwegian. It appears the young forward is likely to remain at Etihad for at least three more years.
His father had hinted in the past that Haaland is ecstatic about trying out every top European league. But that could take some time, especially with the former Dortmund starlet settling into his life in Manchester.
Should the Sky Blues win the UEFA Champions League title this season, it could further convince the forward to remain at Etihad for now.
Real Madrid, therefore, will be keen on avoiding that scenario, as they take on the English giants in the second leg of the semifinal tonight.
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Real Madrid youngster impresses Ancelotti, Kroos, and Messi in training – report
Real Madrid have a host of talent coming through their youth setup, with the likes of Sergio Arribas, Vinicius Tobias, and Nico Paz impressing the club through their performances with Real Madrid Castilla.
Paz, especially, has been touted as one of the biggest talents coming through the Madrid academy. He is considered ‘the’ talent from the youth setup, with a lot of expectations around him.
A midfielder by trade, Paz has seemingly impressed two of the biggest names in world football, according to MARCA.
One of them is Toni Kroos, who has watched Paz closely during training with the senior team. The German complimented him, as well, saying, “This boy should train with us every day because he is terrific.”
He has also seemingly created an impression on none other than Lionel Messi, while the two were training with Argentina together.
Carlo Ancelotti has also joined the praise parade for Paz, “He has projections to play in the first team. He is doing very well with Arbeloa and the times he was used by Raúl he has also done very well at Castilla.”
Paz has already been included in the squad list for two games so far this season, and will continue to train with Real Madrid’s senior squad. He is also expected to be a part of los blancos’ pre-season tour, after which he could get minutes next season.
Real Madrid have renewed the Argentine’s contract up until 2027, as they wanted to lock him down quickly for the long-term. There, is however, a chance he could leave Madrid on lock next season to get minutes with a senior division side.