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Haaland’s father influenced him to choose Manchester City over Real Madrid



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Erling Haaland’s reported decision to join Manchester City has shaken up the world. For months at a stretch, the Norweigan international has been at the centre of attention and on the headlines of papers over his next club. Now, that seems decided.

According to reports from Telegraph, Alf Inge, the player’s father, played a major role in his son’s decision to join Pep Guardiola’s side.

Real Madrid placed an economically comparable offer on the table for the striker. However, Manchester City’s project and star-studded squad seems to have done the trick for the Premier League champions.

No official announcement has been made and the deal is far from being completed. Until the release clause has been triggered and the contractual details agreed, it would be naive to exclude Los Blancos from the race.

Reports say that City’s offer will make Haaland the highest-paid player in the Premier League. It is understood that his contract will include wages in excess of £500,000 a week and will see the player at Etihad for five years.

If Real Madrid fail to get the Norwegian, it could well be a blessing in disguise. The arrival of Kylian Mbappe should strengthen Madrid’s forward line sufficiently, and the surplus funds can now be used to reinforce the ageing midfield.

Meanwhile, Haaland will fill the only void Manchester City have in their squad. With a proven goalscorer amongst their ranks, Guardiola’s side will be a force to reckon with for years to come.

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Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report



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Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.

The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid

Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit. 

Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.

Real Madrid not hiding their discontent

The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.

Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit. 

For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.

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Real Madrid are suspicious

Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition. 

For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.

As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.

Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.

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