Erling Haaland reportedly has a clause in his Manchester City contract that will allow him to leave for Real Madrid.
The striker scored a hat-trick in Sunday's 6-3 victory over Manchester United to take his tally to 14 in the Premier League this season.
He signed a five-year deal with City last summer after arriving from Borussia Dortmund. Many have wondered if Haaland can smash Alan Shearer's record of 260 Premier League goals after such an electric start.
City entered re-negotiations with the 22-year-old a week after he signed as they were aware of what a hot prospect he'd develop into.
According to Fernando Sanz, former president of Spanish side Malaga, the current terms give Real a massive advantage in 2024.
He told Mundo Deportivo: "The information I have is that there is an exit clause for Haaland in the second year, and the curious thing is that with very beneficial conditions compared to the rest for a club, which is Real Madrid.
"Haaland puts in a clause that allows him to leave after two years but with priority for Real Madrid.
"Madrid puts up whatever money it takes and takes Haaland without talking to City."
The claims come just days after Alf-Inge Haaland, Erling's father, dismissed the idea of his son smashing the Premier League goal record.
He hinted at how long his son will be at the Etihad Stadium in the 'Haaland: The Big Decision' documentary.
Per The Mirror, Haaland declared: "I think Erling wants to prove his abilities in all leagues. Then he can stay there [Manchester City] for three or four years at the most.
"He could be, for example, two-and-a-half years in Germany, two-and-a-half years in England and then in Spain, Italy, France, right?"
City are unbeaten in all competitions this term and won last season's title without an orthodox striker.
Pep Guardiola's side take on FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, hoping to maintain a 100 per cent start in Europe.
He's stayed coy on team selection, although Haaland is likely to be rested given their comfortable position at the top of Group G.
When asked about Haaland's form by City's official website, Guardiola replied: "At his age, no one can compete with him. No one. The numbers speak for themselves."
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