Release Clauses Worth Billions for Haaland and Real Madrid

The agent of Manchester City's Norwegian striker discussed her players and the astronomical figures linked to them.

Release Clauses Worth Billions for Haaland and Real Madrid
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Rafaela Pimenta, a prominent football agent, represents players whose total market value is €385.35 million, as estimated by Transfermarkt. 

Erling Haaland, her most valuable client, is at the center of market discussions due to his status and release clause. In an interview with Calciomercato, Pimenta touched on the Manchester City star's value and referenced Rodrygo’s recent contract renewal at Real Madrid.

Discussing Haaland’s contract release clause, Pimenta remarked, “Following my comments, I saw rumors about a €1 billion release clause set by Real Madrid for a player. For Erling, I was talking not just about his transfer fee but the entire ecosystem around him: clubs, sponsors, merchandise. Haaland’s career is likely to reach these numbers.

“As for the clause, it's a way for clubs to maintain control, but for a stable future, dialogue is essential,” she added.

Discussing Khephren Thuram, Pimenta drew parallels with Pogba, citing similarities in strength, vision, timing, and physique, along with the necessary calmness for his position. She also hinted at interest from Italy, noting, "They already had another Thuram; his son is at Inter, and they seem to want one more..."

Regarding Mkhitaryan, she emphasized his composure, maturity, and heartfelt play, expressing a keen interest in renewing his contract with Inter and the intent to delve into the details appropriately.

Regarding Marcos Leonardo, Pimenta noted that despite Santos' inability to sell him in the summer, he handled the situation maturely. She highlighted his ongoing ambition to play in Europe, mentioning significant interest and the possibility of a transfer in January. She suggested, "For Rome, one should check with the club."

On the topic of Pogba, she emphasized his dedication to staying fit and his mental resilience. Pimenta expressed anticipation for his next steps, stressing the importance of support during challenging times. She added, "For him, Juventus is like being at home, where true friendship shines through."