Erling Haaland’s representative Rafaela Pimenta believes that all footballers dream of moving to Real Madrid. The famous superagent explained why Los Blancos are different from Premier League clubs, setting off alarms in England.
Having attracted interest from Real Madrid last year, the Norway international joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
“There is the Premier League. And there is Real Madrid,” Pimenta said during the FT Business of Football summit in London.
“Real Madrid has something of its own that makes it the Dreamland for the players. It keeps this magic going. It doesn’t have the league competition but it does have the Champions League.”
Planning a player’s career
Pimenta didn’t hesitate to analyze how her agency set certain objectives for their clients in order to help them fulfil their potential. She also claimed that the vast majority of the players want to play in England.
“In my agency we try to make a plan. We have to make a plan’. Pimenta added.
“We need to have a goal. Maybe we won’t achieve it but if don’t know where we’re going for sure we don’t get there.
“When we have a player, we make plans. Even if the player is 15 years old. We are planning out his career trajectory.
“When I started in this business, if I would say to a player ‘I’ll bring you to England’ the first thing they would say would be ‘what did I do wrong? Why don’t you like me?
But now, if I ask a player ‘what is your goal?’Hhe will say the Premier League. He doesn’t say City, Chelsea or Arsenal but the Premier League.
This is the first time in 25 years that I hear so many players say I want to go to a league, not to a club. This is the place to be for an agent.
“An agent needs to be where a player wants to be. It’s a fantastic league. It’s so competitive, every game is a challenge, everyone wants to watch it.”