If Erling Haaland does not come in the summer, Real Madrid will allegedly want to sign Raul de Tomas, a 27-year-old Spanish striker who is available for transfer
According to a report by the Spanish daily AS, Raul de Tomas has piqued the attention of Real Madrid. They are considering making a move for him during the summer transfer window. It has been suggested that the 27-year-old Espanyol striker, who has a €70 million release clause, may be a viable option for Erling Haaland.
Raul de Tomas has developed into a reliable striker since he departed from Real Madrid. The Spanish attacker joined Benfica three years ago. But he has gained in stature since joining Espanyol in January 2020. After leading the Catalan side back to La Liga in their first season, the 27-year-old has continued to be a consistent performer for them this year.
He has 15 goals and three assists in 31 La Liga appearances this season. The Real Madrid youth product has put up an impressive score of goals. In addition, his accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. Some of the most prominent teams in Europe, like Real Madrid, expressed an interest in signing him.
Real Madrid will want to sign a striker during the summer transfer window. There is uncertainty surrounding the futures of Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz. In the summer of 2022/23, the two out-of-favor attackers will be released by Real Madrid. Thus, leaving Carlo Ancelotti with Karim Benzema as the only natural center-forward at his disposal.
Will Los Blancos make a move for Raul De Tomas?
Consequently, Erling Haaland has emerged as a top priority for Real Madrid. The Spanish giants see the Borussia Dortmund striker as a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema in their lineup. The possibility that Manchester City could be the frontrunner in the battle to recruit Haaland, has prompted Real Madrid to look for other options, according to recent media sources.
Raul de Tomas has therefore re-emerged on the radar of his previous club. The 27-year-old proving to be the perfect choice to take over for Jovic and Mariano in the midfield. In his contract with Espanyol, the Spanish striker has a €70 million release clause that may be exercised. However, according to the source, a deal between €30 million and €40 million may be reached, making him a desirable target for Real Madrid.
It would be fascinating to see whether the Merengues can permanently divert their focus away from Erling Haaland. Real Madrid is confident in their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe. Investing in a striker like Raul de Tomas might be a step in the right direction. The Frenchman can also play as a center-forward in the Premier League.