Haaland’s homecoming? Guardiola shrugs off Real rumors

In response to reports from Spain suggesting Erling Haaland’s discontent and desire for a move to Real Madrid, Manchester City’s head coach, Pep Guardiola, remains unfazed and expressed confidence in the striker’s readiness to start against Brentford.

Guardiola dismissed the transfer speculation, stating, “He’s ready,” indicating Haaland’s potential inclusion in the starting lineup after his substitute appearance against Burnley.

Haaland had been sidelined since early December due to a foot injury.

Addressing the rumored dissatisfaction with life in England, Guardiola maintained a calm demeanor, suggesting that inquiries should be directed to the Madrid media for insights.

He emphasized Haaland’s adaptation and performance since joining Manchester City, highlighting the striker’s immediate impact.

Guardiola acknowledged Haaland’s previous period of unhappiness, attributed to his injury-enforced absence, but refuted any lasting discontent.

He suggested that the Spanish media might possess more information on the matter but reiterated his belief in Haaland’s quick adaptation and positive contribution since his arrival.

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