Erling Haaland’s agent insisted that the player is happy in Manchester City but suggested a deal will be done once that is no longer the case.
Haaland chose City ahead of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona last summer after his team calculated that it was worth the physical risk of the intensity of the Premier League to star in a side that was crying out for his talents.
Rafaela Pimenta, Haaland’s agent, refused to confirm or deny the existence of any clause – “because the mystery is always interesting, It’s always sexier, isn’t it?” – and after sidestepping a question about the player joining Real Madrid she joked that she cannot say no to Barcelona president Joan Laporta.
With Chelsea breaking the British transfer record to sign Enzo Fernandez as part of a monster spending spree that has seen valuations across Europe go up, whoever wants to sign Haaland next will have to pay serious money if there are no clauses to exploit.
Pimienta expects Haaland to break all manner of records on the pitch, and as such believes his value to any club could go as high as £1bn.
“For me, Haaland is worth 1,000 million.
I know that nobody is going to pay 700 million for a player, but I am very clear that the value that Erling adds when he arrives at a club is immense, at least 1,000 million.