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Erling Haaland undecided between two European clubs



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The light at the end of the tunnel is a relieving sight, for it represents the fruit of a long and hard-fought struggle. In the case of Erling Haaland’s transfer, the tunnel has been long and weary.

For over a year, top European clubs have been behind the Norweigan international’s signing. Teams from across the world presented their interest in the striker, but only two remain in the running now.

Real Madrid and Manchester City are the two teams still alive in the hunt. However, there was a lot of speculation over whether the youngster prioritised money or the sporting project.

According to reports from Jose Felix Diaz (h/t theMadridZone), the player is satisfied with both the economic proposals on the table and does not use them as a differentiating factor. Haaland will choose the best project, for the money does not matter to him.

The Dortmund star has not yet decided between the two European giants, nor has he communicated anything. A decision is expected in the coming months.

Haaland’s environment are said to be expecting a commission of around €70 million for their client’s transfer, out of which €40 million is for the agent Mino Raiola. Needless to say, this figure is above the €75 million release clause that Los Blancos will have to trigger.

Despite initial reports of friction between Haaland and Kylian Mbappe playing together, that ship seems to have passed. Recent updates suggest that the Frenchman would love to play alongside the Norweigan, bringing music to the ears of the Los Blancos faithful.

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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million



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Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.

Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.

The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.

According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.

The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.

Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.

The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.

Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.

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