Real Madrid may have ended the summer transfer window without signing Kylian Mbappe, but there is distinct fear among European giants that the club may sign a top striker next summer.
While Mbappe is the obvious target for Real Madrid, the club have also set their sights on Erling Haaland, who is seemingly becoming the best player in the world.
Man City ready to offer bumper contract to Haaland
According to a report from Diario AS, Manchester City are ready to renew the contract of Erling Haaland until 2028.
The Premier League champions want to raise the Norwegian’s salary as well, making him the highest-paid player in England.
It appears Man City are fearing the possibility of Haaland potentially joining Real Madrid or Saudi Arabia in the coming years.
Naturally, Man City have no intention to lose the former Borussia Dortmund star, who racked up 52 goals during his first season at the club.
Haaland was eventually awarded UEFA Men’s Player of the Year recently, while the young forward is also among the frontrunners to win the upcoming Ballon d’Or title.
Haaland is currently the third highest-paid player in the Premier League, behind Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah.
But Pep Guardiola wants the club to break their €30 million per season barrier for the young Norwegian, along with personal bonuses and add-ons, in a bid to keep him at the club.
The Sky Blues are quite fearful of Haaland being lured by Real Madrid in the coming years, especially knowing the fact that Los Blancos will be ready to splash the cash next year.
For the time being, Haaland has shown no indication of a move away from Etihad. Whether or not that outlook changes in the near future remains to be seen.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.