Elling Holland, who moved to English Premier League side Manchester City ahead of last season, has been plagued by ‘transfer clauses’ ever since his arrival.
In June of last year, City reportedly stipulated a £51 million transfer fee to German side Borussia Dortmund for Holland, as well as a release clause. Holland signed a five-year contract with City.
Since July last year, media outlets have reported that ‘Holland’s contract contains a clause that allows him to move to Real Madrid from the summer of 2024’.
An upset City manager Pep Guardiola strongly denied the reports, calling them “completely untrue”. “Holland does not have a transfer clause linked to Real Madrid or any other team,” he said, and then went on to evolve.
However, Holland’s agent, Raffaella Pimenta, did not deny the existence of a transfer clause. Asked about the clause in an interview with an Italian media outlet, Pimenta said, “I can’t answer because I have a lawyer here,” but she didn’t say “no.” So it became almost a given that the clause existed.
At the time, the media reported that the transfer clause would be triggered in the summer of 2024, two years after the start of the contract, with a transfer fee of £175 million. Barcelona and Real Madrid were also said to be interested in Holland.
Recently, however, Holland’s transfer rumors have resurfaced. Pimenta, Holland’s agent, has reportedly shown up at Real Madrid. “Real Madrid are preparing a summer move for Holland as his agent heads to the Bernabeu and a release clause emerges,” The Sun reported on December 12.
The media reported that Holland’s agent has been spotted at Real Madrid’s stadium, suggesting that the player could be on the move this summer. ‘With 15 goals already this season, the Manchester City ace is one of European football’s most lethal strikers,’ The Sun added. He remains in the Spanish giants’ plans to sign him.
Speculation is now rife that Real Madrid could make a bid for Holland once his transfer clause is triggered.
According to The Sun, citing reports from Spanish media outlets, Pimenta visited the Bernabeu for the Champions League Braga match on Sept. 9 and watched Real Madrid’s victory. 아톰카지노 주소
Neither Real Madrid nor Braga had Pimenta on their roster that day, so her visit to Real Madrid is bound to raise eyebrows. The report focuses on a release clause that began last year and is now in effect after this season.
Pimenta, and not just Holland, has always insisted on giving her clients, the players, a choice about their future: she is an agent and therefore obliged to offer better terms, while the player makes the final decision.
“One of my priorities as an agent is to give the player what I call the ‘key to the door’,” Pimenta told Spanish media outlet AS, emphasizing that “when a player goes to a club, I do my best to create conditions so that the key to the door is in his hands”.
Of course, Real Madrid and Pimenta are not yet in talks over a transfer. According to the media, there will be talks in the summer, but not now.