Haaland's agent insists Man City striker 'must be protected' amid transfer release clause rumours

Erling Haaland Manchester City 2022-23
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Rafaela Pimenta suggested that her client Erling Haaland must be protected from rumours about his release clause at Manchester City.
  • Agent wants to protect Haaland
  • Haaland may have clause in contract
  • Labelled 'exaggerated news'

WHAT HAPPENED? Despite the face Haaland only joined Man City in the summer, there has been speculation regarding a clause in the Norwegian forward's contract which would be activated in 2024, and he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid. But Pimenta refrained from speaking about any such clause and even labelled it 'exaggerated news'.

WHAT THEY SAID: Speaking to Marca, Pimenta said: "You have to do it [ask the question about the release clause] and it is very interesting. If we don’t say anything, surely something is interpreted and if we say something, too. As a lawyer, I know that I can’t say anything, but I also know that if I don’t say it, they will say it.

"It’s a very nice thing [the rumours], but I hope there aren’t too many. I understand the attention, the curiosity that arouses. It’s the novelty. Curiosity is normal, but I hope with Erling, when there are no things to say, they don’t make them up. This is something that is happening. They look for easy clicks. There is exaggerated news."

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: She added: "Haaland must be protected from this situation because he is a very young boy who still has to grow up. Everything is news around him, but it has to be because of his goals and his way of playing. I don’t want other things to come."


Erling Haaland Manchester City

Erling Haaland Manchester City 2022-23

WHAT NEXT FOR HAALAND? Haaland will be next seen in action just four days after the World Cup final on December 22 when Manchester City take on Liverpool in a Carabao Cup fourth-round tie.