The Erling Haaland clause that ruled Real Madrid out
The late Mino Raiola asked to set a release clause of €150 million in his second year, facilitating a possible exit. Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez refused.
Erling Haaland will become a Manchester City player this week, as reported by The Athletic. This will put an end to another transfer saga, one in which the Norwegian player was linked with Real Madrid.
Negotiations between Haaland and Madrid president Florentino Pérez failed to materialise and there was a particular clause that stopped Madrid from advancing in the talks.
Cadena SER report that the late Mino Raiola, the player’s agent at the time, asked for a release clause of €150 million for his second season. This would have meant that if things were not going well, he could leave the club, as €150 million for a player of his importance is an affordable fee.
Pérez pulls out of Haaland deal
Florentino Pérez decided against such a clause, accepting that he could not make an investment in the player with the possibility of him leaving so soon.
For example, at Real Madrid, Eder Militao has a clause of €1 billion. Madrid like to tie their players down and if someone wants them, they have to negotiate, as their clauses are unaffordable. Allowing Haaland to have a clause to leave for €150 million was never an option. The question now is whether he will have that clause at Manchester City?