Real Madrid Provides An Update About Erling Haaland
Defending La Liga champions Real Madrid has stepped up their chase of Borussia Dortmund attacker Erling Haaland. He is also a target for Manchester United
In a report by the Daily Mirror, Real Madrid will begin a charm offensive to gain the services of Erling Haaland during the summer transfer window. Manchester City is showing interest in signing the teenage striker from Borussia Dortmund. But they may find themselves in a losing fight in the race to get him.
Erling Haaland has advanced by leaps and bounds since initially gaining notoriety at Red Bull Salzburg two and a half years ago. In the two years after joining Borussia Dortmund in January 2020, the Norwegian striker has developed into a goal-scoring machine. Thus, cementing his position as a key player for both club and nation.
He has been sidelined by injuries during the season. However, the 21-year-old has had a strong 2021/22 campaign. He has scored 23 goals and provided seven assists in 25 appearances for his country in all competitions so far this season. Dortmund, on the other hand, will be trying to keep hold of the teenager during the summer transfer window. Both, Real Madrid and Manchester City are interested in activating his alleged £67 million departure clause.
Karim Benzema is in the finest shape of his life right now for Real Madrid. He is solidifying his position as one of the top players in the world right now. However, the veteran striker is reaching the end of his playing career. This is leading to Real Madrid having to put in place a succession plan to ensure a peaceful handover of the baton.
So, what’s next for Haaland?
Thus, Haaland has surfaced as a feasible target for Los Blancos. They are willing to unload as many as six players to make room for him in their squads. The chase for the Borussia Dortmund forward will accelerate. This will be a setback for Manchester City.
Some recent rumours stated that Manchester City was in pole position to sign the 21-year-old during the summer transfer window. Others said that the youngster preferred a move to Real Madrid instead. Nonetheless, Haaland is a player who should be considered by Manchester City if they are serious about bringing in a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.
Real Madrid and Manchester City are unlikely to be able to afford the £67 million price tag for Haaland’s signing. It is worth noting, however, that the report indicates that Haaland has risen to the top of Real Madrid’s priority list as a result of the fact that Kylian Mbappe will remain at Paris Saint-Germain. This runs counter to reports claiming the Merengues are certain of signing the Frenchman.