Erling Haaland is unhappy in Manchester and wants to leave. This is what the Spanish press is reporting, and it has prompted a response from Pep Guardiola, the coach of Manchester City.
These arguments have been mentioned in the past and could ultimately lead to a transfer. Despite having two of the biggest clubs in Europe in its city, Manchester‘s grey climate and coldness have sometimes dampened spirits. It is remembered that Angel Di Maria clearly fled Manchester to join Paris, finding nothing to do in Manchester except watch the rain fall, according to his own admission. This is a scenario that the Spanish press would love to see with Erling Haaland, who has recently been courted by Jude Bellingham to sign for Real Madrid. The Norwegian striker, who has recently returned from injury, has had an incredible 2023 with all possible titles and plenty of goals. It’s hard to dream of a better sporting situation, especially considering that many doubted his ability to fit into Pep Guardiola‘s collective when he first arrived. Now, the latest arguments from the Madrid press are quite outlandish, suggesting that it is due to the gloomy weather and lack of sunshine that Haaland wants to move to a destination further south, such as Real Madrid.
Guardiola targets Madrid press
This prompted Pep Guardiola to react, as he doesn’t believe that his striker is as unhappy in Manchester as suggested, although the Catalan couldn’t resist taking a little dig at the Spanish media. “We can always work on his level of play, on ours, on adaptation. But we can’t say he’s unhappy. The day he’s unhappy, he may make a decision. But for that, you have to ask the Madrid media, they obviously have more information than we do. We don’t feel he’s unhappy here. The only thing that made him unhappy was being injured and not playing for two months. But once again, maybe the newspapers in Spain, especially those in Madrid, know more about this subject than we do,” quipped Pep Guardiola. Nonetheless, this won’t stop him from pampering the Norwegian cyborg and, above all, from continuing to rely on him in the fight for the Premier League and Champions League titles.