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Man City striker Erling Haaland is worth €1bn, according to his agent Rafaela Pimenta.
The Norwegian has lit up the Premier League since his arrival from German outfit Borussia Dortmund last summer, scoring an incredible 26 goals from his 23 matches so far.
He also has five in the Champions League and one in the League Cup to take his tally to 32 goals from his 31 matches in all competitions.
Agent: Man City star worth €1bn
Pimenta admitted that people may think she is being a touch dramatic in the valuation of her client, but the agent is remaining firm on the figure, which would unsurprisingly be a record-breaking deal should he go for such a sum.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have most recently been linked with the young striker, with a long list of clubs reported to have been very keen on his signature before his switch to Manchester.
Such clubs include Man City’s rivals Manchester United, along with European heavyweights Bayern Munich, Juventus, Napoli and Atletico Madrid.
“Erling Haaland is worth €1 billion,” said Pimenta, as per LiveScore. “That’s not a guess, I’m sure of it.
“They might say I’m being ridiculous, that a club is not going to pay a billion, but his age, his quality, his progression and the way he behaves is why I talk about a billion. The future is unknown, but it’s coming.”
PSG midfielder staying put
Man City forward Haaland is one of a number of star players that Pimenta has on her books after taking over Mino Raiola’s agency following his death last year.
One such player is PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, who Pimenta claims is going nowhere despite plenty of interest in his signature.
“It’s impossible to imagine Verratti anywhere else,” she said. “Never! He just loves PSG.”
Man City striker to join world’s most-expensive list?
It remains unlikely that a club will fork out €1bn for Man City star Haaland, but it is very likely that the youngster will go for a huge, perhaps record-breaking fee should he leave the Etihad in the years to come.
Sitting top of the world’s most-expensive list is PSG icon Neymar, who joined the Ligue 1 outfit from Barcelona for €222m in 2017. He is followed by teammate Kylian Mbappe, who made the switch from Monaco to PSG for €180m a year later.
Third in the list is Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who moved from Liverpool to Barcelona for €145m, with Joao Felix in fourth with his €126m transfer from Benfica to Atletico Madrid. And fifth in the list is new Chelsea man Enzo Fernandez, also moving from Benfica, with the midfielder joining the Blues for €121m.
Man City attacker Haaland is, however, showing no signs of discontent at the Etihad, with the striker hitting the back of the net for fun in blue. He has the chance to extend his tally in the remaining Premier League matches of the season, but also in both the FA Cup and Champions League.
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