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Real Madrid prefer Haaland over Mbappe for three reasons – report



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A recent report from Diario SPORT has offered an update on Real Madrid’s market policies for the coming summer.

Following the recent speculations about Kylian Mbappe leaving Paris Saint-Germain, the reigning European champions are left with a critical choice to make between the Frenchman and the Norwegian, Erling Haaland, in their quest to sign a new centre forward.

However, the report suggests Real Madrid are tilting towards Haaland due to three key reasons, with one of them being the sense of antipathy Mbappe has created among the Real Madrid camp, following his decision to remain at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

But more importantly, many in the Real Madrid camp consider Mbappe an unnecessary target, due to the expulsion of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

The two Brazilians have proven to be effective options out wide for Los Blancos. As such, the club do not necessarily require the services of yet another attacker, who favours playing on the flank.

In contrast, Carlo Ancelotti’s team is in dire need of a new centre-forward, who can prove to be a direct replacement for Karim Benzema. The Frenchman is currently in the final phase of his career and the club would require a successor, sooner rather than later.

Another key reason behind Real Madrid’s preference for Haaland is the Norwegian’s relatively low price tag when compared to Mbappe.

With the Frenchman recently signing a bumper new deal with PSG, the French giants will be largely dictating the matters. Les Parisiens already oppose the idea of shipping Mbappe to Real Madrid and there are talks of a whopping €400 million price tag.

Haaland, in contrast, reportedly has a release clause worth €200 million, which can be activated in the summer of 2024. Real Madrid are among the clubs in a position to activate the clause and snap up one of the brightest young players in world football.

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€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father:



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Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.

Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.

The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.

Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.

Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.

As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”

Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”

Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.

As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.

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