Pep Guardiola during City-Copenhagen (5-0)


Guardiola makes it clear that Madrid will not have priority for Haaland

Published:6/10/2022 - 01:22h

Updated:6/10/2022 - 10:28h

Pep Guardiola rested Erling Haaland in the second half of the win against Copenhagen (5-0), where the number '9' converted another brace. Regarding the possible departure of the Norwegian to Real Madrid in 2024, the coach did not hesitate to deny the rumors

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While Erling Haaland continues his step arrollador like forward of the Manchester City, the rumours on the possible exit of the Norwegian in 2024 have taken strength in the last days, taking in account the increasing interest of the Real Madrid in the '9' after the fiasco of the signing of Kylian Mbappe. In this regard, Pep Guardiola did not doubt in answering to the rumours after the goleada of the group 'sky blue' in front of the Copenhagen, where the forward of 21 years converted another doublet.

"It is not true, does not have clause of specific rescission neither for the Real Madrid neither for any another team. It is not true, what can say? Have the feeling that it is incredibly happy here", said the Catalan technician in the press conference post party in front of the Danish. Haaland Signed this summer with the City by five seasons, until June of 2027 and, except surprise, will happen long so that the English group consider at least negotiate by him.

The Tuesday at night, Fernando Sanz, ex president of the Málaga and son of the ex-president of the 'White House', Lorenzo Sanz, ensured in the program 'The Chiringuito' that "there is a clause of exit of Haaland to the second year and, the curious, is that with some very beneficial conditions concerning the rest for a club... That it is the Real Madrid". Florentino Pérez sondeó the signing of the Norwegian this year, but preferred to give priority to the 'case Mbappé' and postergar the arrival of Erling for the summer of 2023, once Karim Benzema culminated his agreement.

However, the Manchester City finish fichando to the '9' thanks to the influence of his father, Adolf-Inge, the one who went player 'citizen' between 2000 and 2003. The Wednesday, the 'killer' arrived to 19 goals in 12 parties in what it goes of season (959 minutes). Five of his so many have arrived in Champions, where has attained to turn into the three parties that has contested until the moment (Two to the Seville and one to the Dortmund).

Guardiola Justified his decision to change to Haaland

The Catalan technician surprised leaving to the Norwegian in the bench in the rest of the party in front of the Copenhagen, with the City up by 3-0. Erling Had opportunity to add a new 'hat trick', but Pep gave him rest and put to the youngster Cole Palmer in his place. "It plays a lot of minutes, the game was under control and Cole Palmer is an excellent player and had many win to play. If the game had been tightened, Erling had continued", explained the trainer.

Besides, it added: "it does not treat to give rest to the players. Have a staff of 20 players,. If you play only with 11, you do not have 20 players. The others, when you need them, do not work", commented after the party in front of the Danish. The City adds puntaje perfect in the group G and could ensure his classification and the leadership the next week in Denmark. Previously, the 'cityzens' will receive to the Southamton the Saturday by the Premier League.

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