Guardiola Shuts Down Haaland Exit Rumors To Real Madrid, Asserts Striker’s Happiness at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola dispels speculation of Erling Haaland’s desire to join Real Madrid

In a strong rebuke to recent media reports in Spain, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed claims that star striker Erling Haaland is unhappy at the club and eyeing a move to Real Madrid.

Guardiola addressed the rumors during a press conference, emphasizing Haaland’s contentment in England and asserting that the Norwegian will not be leaving the reigning Premier League champions any time soon.

Guardiola, frustrated with the speculation, quipped, “You have to ask the media from Madrid, maybe they have more info than we have. We cannot say he didn’t adapt quickly and he was not fine since he arrived. It’s the level he showed since he arrived on day one.”

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Returning to action after a two-month absence due to a foot injury, Haaland played a crucial role in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over Burnley on Wednesday. Guardiola remains focused on closing the five-point gap to league leaders Liverpool, with the next challenge coming against Brentford on Monday.

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The City boss concluded, “When he’s unhappy, he will take his decision.” Haaland’s return to the pitch serves as a testament to his commitment to the team, dispelling any doubts about his loyalty to Manchester City.

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