Erling Haaland expresses his commitment to Manchester City but doesn’t close any doors

Erling Haaland has spoken about his contentment at Manchester City amidst reported interest from European giants, particularly Real Madrid.

In his first-ever Champions League press conference as a City player, the Norwegian forward discussed his situation, and emphasised his focus on securing more trophies in his second season with the club.

And despite the noise surrounding his future, Haaland remains dedicated to his on-field performances, choosing to prioritise matters on the pitch over contract negotiations.

While he refrains from making definitive statements about his future, he underscores his happiness in Manchester and the thrill of clinching silverware with the club.

“I’m 23 and I won everything and I got a taste of it how it is to win and how I work is that when I feel this I want to win it again. Easy as that,” said Haaland, via Manchester Evening News.

“I’m really happy, especially with the people that I’m surrounded by. The manager, the directors, the board are a group of amazing people and I’m really happy. If I say this now, it is probably going to be a massive headline…tomorrow you never know what the future brings but I’m happy and you can write this but you also have to write everything I said right before.

“My focus mainly now is on the pitch. There are a lot of games. Two days ago there was the Manchester derby, now it is the Champions League and then on Sunday on Liverpool. I think I should focus on that, I don’t think I should focus on anything else at the moment“.

Previously Haaland’s contract contained a clause that permitted him to leave for £150m in the summer of 2024 — at the end of his second season, according to The Athletic.

The 23-year-old has a contract until 2027 but hasn’t ruled out a potential move elsewhere. 

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