Erling Haaland’s representatives have contacted one national media outlet to quash a rumour that claimed the 22-year-old was seeking to leave Manchester City with the help of a lawyer.
As per reports in Spain, Haaland was alleged to have asked his ‘lawyers’ to find an escape clause in his contact after City were charged for breaching financial rules.
The Daily Express were one prominent source that covered the story, but they’ve since made a retraction after being contacted by Haaland’s representatives. They now claim the rumour was ‘untrue’ and have deleted the original story. But why would such a claim be true in the first place?
Haaland only joined City last summer from Borussia Dortmund and has scored an impressive 31 goals from 28 games in all competitions, so why would he be wanting to leave already?
The Norwegian international may be disappointed at his side’s poor form, with City suffering three defeats in their last eight league games, but he’s not going to jump ship by exploiting a legal loophole.
Haaland has four-and-a-half years remaining on his deal and takes home £375k-per-week/£19.5m-a-year which could rise to £850k-per-week/£45m-a-year with bonuses, so few clubs could afford him. In hindsight, Defensa Central’s story should have been taken with a pinch of salt.
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