Erling Haaland's agent stokes fire of 'mystery' Man City release clause

Real Madrid remain interested in Haaland
Real Madrid remain interested in Haaland / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

The agent of Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has refused to clarify the status of the release clause in the Norwegian's contract.

Haaland joined City last summer, signing a contract which did include a bumper release clause, although it is believed that Pep Guardiola's recent contract extension triggered a change in the terms of the agreement, perhaps even removing it altogether.

There have been suggestions that the clause has been removed altogether, but when asked for an update, Haaland's agent Rafaela Pimenta, remained coy and, if anything, fuelled the uncertainty surrounding his future.

"I have nothing to clarify," she told Mundo Deportivo. "The mystery of this story is very cute because you don't know where it is, like a treasure chest. Anyway, as a lawyer, I can't reveal the details of contracts."

Haaland is known to be interested in testing himself across Europe, with Real Madrid keen to land the 22-year-old's signature further down the line.

"[Haaland can go] wherever he wants," Pimenta continued. "He is a player that has never been seen before.



"For me, his quality in everything and his ability to evolve are very impressive. He is capable of adapting quickly to a new club, new city, new coach... it's as if he has always been there. That gives you a lot of peace of mind and allows you to move forward.

"He is very calm in his professional and personal life, he has the quality. Today, he is in the right place, with the right team and the right coach.

"In Brazil, we say that the sky is the limit. I think he is going to break all the records."

Pimenta, who later admitted she did not know whether Haaland would ever play in La Liga, ended by discussing her relationship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

"Strangely, I have only spoken with Florentino once in my life," she said. "I cannot explain the reason, but above all I have a good relationship of great respect and admiration with Jose Angel Sanchez and Juni Calafat. They are serious, humble people and I think they do a great job for Madrid."


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