The least we can say is that Real Madrid got off to a bad start in their 2022 summer transfer window. While they wanted to bring in Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland this summer, the Merengues saw the French world champion extend at Paris Saint-Germain and the Norwegian striker leaving for Manchester City. The former Borussia Dortmund striker has indeed chosen to wear the jersey of the Mancunian club until 2027 with a five-year lease. But on the side of the Santiago Bernabeu, we have decided not to let go of anything for the 21-year-old player.
In its edition of the day, AS devotes its first interior pages to Erling Haaland and the new plan of the Casa Blanca to attach its services. We are obviously not talking about an arrival in the next few weeks, but President Florentino Pérez and his teams have another idea in mind to realize one of their dreams, namely to see the Norwegian in the colors of Madrid. The Spanish daily simply explains that a release clause of 150 million euros, effective from 2024, has been integrated into the latter’s contract.
Erling Haaland as successor to KB9?
Suddenly, Real Madrid is simply thinking of paying this clause in two years to bring Erling Haaland to the Spanish capital! The reigning European champions believe that the main concerned will still want to join them in two years time, and the Madridians could certainly splurge to achieve this transfer. But above all, Real Madrid sees Haaland as the future successor to Karim Benzema, currently under contract with the Spanish club until June 2023. Because in two years, KB9 will then be 36 years old and we will have to start thinking about the future. after Benzema.
“We have the best centre-forward in the world and that moment was incompatible with Haaland. We were not going to recruit him to put him on the bench., Florentino Pérez had recently declared about Karim Benzema and therefore the Norwegian, to explain the latter’s non-arrival at Real Madrid this summer. In two years, in 2024, the situation will certainly have changed but beware because Real Madrid may not be the only club interested in the former BvB player. Because the release clause of €150m will obviously be for everyone…