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Haaland’s agent tight-lipped on Man City release clause amid Real Madrid interest

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Speaking in an interview with Corriere della Serra, Rafaela Pimenta, the agent of Manchester City superstar and Real Madrid transfer target Erling Haaland remained coy when asked about the existence of a release clause in his contract.

Haaland has emerged as one of the most destructive strikers in the game of football over the past few seasons. Just 22 years old, the Norwegian international is already regarded as a top superstar and is tipped to scale greater heights.

Haaland left Borussia Dortmund for Manchester City last summer and is thriving in Pep Guardiola’s side, plundering 49 goals from just 43 matches in all competitions.

Real Madrid have had their eyes on Haaland for some time now and are understood to have made him their top target for 2024, as a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema.

It has been widely reported that the Norwegian international has a release clause worth around €180-200 million in his Manchester City which will become active in 2024. It has been reported that the clause is only applicable for clubs outside the Premier League.

However, some media outlets have denied the existence of such a provision in his deal, while there have also been claims that the clause became null and void after Guardiola renewed his contract with the Cityzens.

Reports in Spain, though, continue to insist that Haaland’s contract has a release clause and it is in no way linked with Guardiola’s extension.

When quizzed about the same during the interview, Pimenta, who took over as Haaland’s agent after the passing of Mino Raiola, remained coy and said: “Good ladies know when to keep quiet.”

Talking about Haaland in general and the excitement he has generated, Pimenta backed the 22-year-old for greatness, claiming that he will become the first footballer whose worth will be €1 billion.

“I tell you not how much he costs, but how much he is worth: he will be the first footballer to be worth a billion. Think of the turnover he generates, at only 22 years old: trophies, sponsors, marketing, social, content,” said Pimenta.

“How much can he bring to a club? Not only in the so-called real world, but also in the digital one. He will be the first champion of the metaverse. The future is there.”

Talking about what makes Haaland so special, she added: “He has everything: strength, humility. But his real strength is normality. His secret is his family: his father, a former footballer, has helped him a lot. He will break all records.”

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  1. Robert Keay

    April 30, 2023 at 5:22 am

    Haaland is best Young player ever seen and he’s going break every record in world of football he got be world experience player in world

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Injury update – Kylian Mbappe could be out for 4-5 weeks

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Real Madrid’s new signing Kylian Mbappe suffered a serious injury to his nose during France’s win over Austria earlier this month. The setback even saw the forward sit out the team’s next game against The Netherlands.

As revealed in an update by Diario AS, however, the player’s injury is not as bad as initially anticipated. Contrary to the tentative diagnosis that he may have fractured his nose, it now appears to only be a strong deviation.

It is clear that the player must go under the blade for a smooth recovery. While Real Madrid prefer the procedure to take place immediately, they understand the player’s decision to postpone it until after the Euros.

A month out

Mbappe’s nasal injury will take a minimum of three weeks to heal once he goes under the blade. A more realistic and safer return date would be a month to five weeks after the procedure.

The new signing, thus, will likely miss pre-season with Carlo Ancelotti’s side and there was doubt over his participation in the all-important UEFA Super Cup against Atalanta on 14th June.

The Spanish outlet, however, state that the player could make it back just in time to make his debut against the Serie A side.

After all, the Euro final is scheduled for the 15th of July. Should Mbappe make it that far with France and then undergo surgery, he will still have close to a month before Real Madrid take to the field in Warsaw.

Commitment like none other

Despite facing a serious injury blow in France’s opening clash against Austria, Mbappe insisted and pushed until the very end to participate against the Dutch side on Matchday 2.

Over the years, the French phenom has established himself as not only the epitome of consistency but also dedication. Given how playing for Real Madrid was always his dream, he will do everything in his capacity to participate in the Super Cup.

His presentation as a Real Madrid player will likely take place immediately after France conclude their campaign in the Euros and before he undergoes surgery.

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