Real Madrid is trying to sign Erling Haaland as well as Kylian Mbappe next summer in an attempt to take advantage of the financial problems at Barcelona by landing the two most sought-after players in world football.

Real failed with a €200 million move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe during the summer transfer window, but the France international is expected to move to the Bernabeu as a free agent when his PSG contract expires at the end of this season.

And although they face competition from Manchester City, Manchester United, and PSG for Borussia Dortmund forward Haaland, Real believe they can structure a deal to take the 21-year-old Norwegian to Madrid.

 Haaland will command an annual salary of £30m if he leaves Dortmund, where a €75m release clause will be active at the end of this season.

While Barcelona president Joan Laporta remains determined to challenge Haaland, the club’s financial problems are likely to make such a move impossible.

Although Barca is now making moves to strengthen their squad, with Ferran Torres arriving from City in a €55m deal this week, the five-time Champions League winners are unable to compete with Europe’s richest clubs in the race to sign Haaland.

Real Madrid wants to pair Kylian Mbappe with Erling Haaland in a forward line that would be the envy of world football.


  • Mehr Ali is a Journalist, photographer, and football player.