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Joaquin jokes that Erling Haaland wanted to join him at Real Betis but says there’s no space for him

‘There’s no room for him!’: Spain icon Joaquin jokes that Erling Haaland wanted to join him at Real Betis before Man City move, but says LaLiga side just can’t fit him into their roster… because it couple enjoying some downtime in Malaga

  • Real Betis legend Joaquin is on holiday with Man City new boy Erling Haaland
  • Joaquin was filmed joking that Haaland wanted to join him in Betis this summer
  • But the 40-year-old brazenly claimed there was no room for the goalscorer
  • Haaland was linked with Real Madrid, but eventually ended up at City for £51 million

Joaquin, the real Betis legend, joked that Erling Haaland wanted to join him on the Spanish side but hilariously claimed there was no place for him in their roster.

The unlikely couple are currently enjoying some free time on holiday together, soaking up the sun while chilling out on the beach in Malaga.

And the two apparently close friends had a laugh with each other, with Joaquin making the ironic claim as they had coffee in Casasolei on aüa on Tuesday.

Joaquin joked that Erling Haaland wanted to come and see Real Betis this summer

But the Betis legend jokingly claimed there was no room for the new Man City boy

Spanish legend Joaquin joked that Erling Haaland wanted to play for Real Betis this summer but said there was no place for him in the squad.

In a video on his Instagram pageJoaquin joked: “Haaland says he wants to come to Betis and I told him there’s no room for him anymore.”

The comment draws an immediate smile from Man City’s £51million summer signing, before Joaquin continues: ‘There’s no room for him. Maybe next year.’

Haaland is then asked about his move to the Etihad, where he simply says, ‘Muy bien! (Very good)’

Haaland was initially linked with Real Madrid, not Betis, earlier this summer when he was linked with the Borussia Dortmund exit.

The couple laughed while drinking coffee on the beach while on vacation together

The couple laughed while drinking coffee on the beach while on vacation together

The pair pose for a photo on Tuesday as they enjoy some free time at the beach

The pair pose for a photo on Tuesday as they enjoy some free time at the beach

Joaquin (right), 40, recently led Betis to Copa del Rey glory last season

Joaquin (right), 40, recently led Betis to Copa del Rey glory last season

Sportsmail exclusively revealed in April that it was City that had won the race to sign the scoring Norwegian, before his move to the Etihad was confirmed with a throwback photo earlier this month.

And Haaland revealed that it was Riyad Mahrez who had urged him to make the switch from Dortmund when the pair met on holiday last summer.

So Manchester City fans, beware.

You might just see Haaland donning the green and white stripes in the near future…

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