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Real Madrid have ‘beneficial conditions’ to sign Haaland from Man City in 2024
Erling Haaland has been under the limelight ever since his move to Manchester City in the summer, with the Norweigian grabbing more eyeballs with his hat-trick against Manchester United.
In light of his recent performances, many consider Haaland the next big thing in football. But according to El Chiringuito (h/t MARCA), his future might not necessarily lie at Manchester City, as the player had imposed a release clause on the Premier League giants.
As stated by former Real Madrid star Fernando Sanz on El Chiringuito, Haaland has a release clause that can be activated in the summer of 2024, with the player prioritising a move to Real Madrid.
“The information I have is that there is an exit clause for Haaland in the second year, and the curious thing is that with very beneficial conditions compared to the rest for a club… Which is Real Madrid,” Sanz said.
“Haaland puts in a clause that allows him to leave after two years but with priority for Real Madrid. Madrid puts up whatever money it takes and takes Haaland without talking to City,” El Chiringuito’s Josep Pedrerol then added.
Earlier reports had stated that the forward has two release clauses in his contract with Man City. One can be activated in 2024 while the second release clause is active from 2025.
The exact valuation of the clauses remain unknown but it is speculated to be around the €200 million mark in 2024, while interested parties will have to pay €175 million in 2025.
It is the same formula Haaland’s party used to sanction his exit from Borussia Dortmund. The player had joined the club for a fee of only around €20 million but was able to leave the club in the summer for only €70 million.
El Chiringuito claim the Norweigan will implement the same policy after spending two years at Manchester City. Real Madrid remain his desired destination, meaning Los Blancos may have the upper hand over other interested parties in 2024, in the race to sign the young forward.
However, Manchester City are already considering extending his contract, which expires in 2027, so that they can remove the release clause and prolong his stay at the Etihad Stadium.
In the meantime now, Haaland is likely to focus on his development at Manchester City. With 17 goals in 11 matches, the former Dortmund starlet has started his career in England on a positive note and will hope to continue his rapid growth in the coming years.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.
His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.
Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.
His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.
Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.
The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:
“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.”
While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.
His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.
Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.
Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.