Carlo Ancelotti, the manager of Real Madrid, stated Erling Braut Haaland is joining “a terrific club” in Manchester City.
The Citizens revealed on Tuesday that they have reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund to sign the Norway international during the summer transfer window.
Real Madrid were also rumored to be interested in signing the attacker, who is estimated to cost the Premier League winners £51.2 million, while the transaction is expected to be worth more than £200 million when salaries and agent fees are factored in.
When asked about Haaland’s impending move to Manchester, Ancelotti gushed about the 21-year-old, who has 28 goals and eight assists in 29 appearances for BVB this season.
“This is not something I enjoy discussing. Haaland is a fantastic player, and Manchester City is a fantastic club, but I’m only thinking about my team, which has helped me reach yet another Champions League final “During a news conference on Wednesday, the Italian informed reporters.
Los Blancos are still trying to finalize a deal for Kylian Mbappe, who is currently available on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain this Summer.
Meanwhile, the La Liga winners are rumored to have agreed to sign Chelsea midfielder Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer, with the deal due to be finalized following the Champions League final.
When asked if the duo will be headed to Bernabeu ahead of the 2022-23 season, Ancelotti remained tight-lipped.
“I believe we will have time to discuss such topics after the final. It is not the time to discuss Real Madrid’s future, as we must concentrate on the coming weeks and the final “the 62-year-old remarked
Ancelotti also praised his team’s professionalism as Real Madrid prepares to face Liverpool in the Champions League final later this month in the hopes of completing a hat trick this season.
“In the past, I’ve had some issues with players. Without naming names, there have been players who have become irritated when I inform them that they would be resting for a certain match “He stated to reporters.
“However, when I inform a player who has won four Champions League titles that they will be resting in a particular match, they respond ‘no problem.’ Real Madrid’s players are different in terms of professionalism. That’s why I’ve had a really easy season.”
Real Madrid, who lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby on Saturday, will play Levante, Cadiz, and Real Betis in their final three league games before facing Liverpool in the European Cup final on May 28.