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Haaland is tipped to become the first player to earn £1 billion


Haaland left Borussia Dortmund for Manchester City after a £51.2m (€60m) release clause in his BVB contract was activated in May, and the striker has already started to pay that back sum, having made an incredible start to life in England.

The Norwegian became the first player to score as many as nine goals in his first five Premier League games in August and has already bagged three hat-tricks in the competition.

Haaland netted 15 times in 10 league games for City and Pimento, who runs the agency set up by the late Mino Raiola, believes he can make history with his next move.

When asked to name the price, Haaland Pimento said: “I think one billion.

“If you add up his football value, his image value, his sponsorship value, it’s exactly one billion.

“It’s also okay to compare with Erling [Kylian] Mbappe, so you have a little idea of ​​the market. I think Erling will be the first player to reach the transfer fee of around one billion.”

Haaland’s incredible form has coincided with speculation linking him with Real Madrid, but Pimento would be open to discussing a new contract with City rather than instigating a move away.

Asked if Haaland could already be in line for a new deal, she said: “I hope so! If they want to discuss it today, I’d be happy to. Why not?”

However, Pimento kept her cards close to her chest when quizzed about reports claiming Haaland’s current contract has a release clause allowing him to join Madrid on favorable terms.

“The good and the bad about being a lawyer is what you know you can’t say,” she added. “You don’t need someone poking you saying, ‘Don’t say that, don’t say that.’ I can’t talk about it.”


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