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Real Madrid ready to move for Haaland in 2024, deal could be closed for €180 million

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Despite a strong start to the 2022/23 season, Real Madrid are already looking beyond the campaign, with a report from AS (h/t SPORT) claiming that they are planning to raid Manchester City by bidding for their forward Erling Haaland in 2024.

Haaland, 22, joined Manchester City ahead of the ongoing season from Borussia Dortmund for a fee believed to be around €60 million. Signing a five-year deal with the Premier League champions, Haaland has already scored 14 goals for his new team in a mere nine appearances in all competitions.

Real Madrid, who had been keen on signing Haaland from Dortmund in the past, have now set their sights on the Norwegian again.

The plan with regard to Haaland will reportedly be executed in the summer of 2024 and not ahead of the next season. This is because the striker’s termination clause will come into force in 2024 just in case he wants to change his environment.

By that time, Karim Benzema will be 36 and Real Madrid would want someone to replace the ageing Frenchman.

In such a scenario, Haaland would be a perfect candidate given his goalscoring record. In a total of 207 games across all competitions in club football, the forward has bagged 167 goals. This translates to a goal-per-game ratio of 0.8.

The report further mentions that the deal to sign Haaland from Manchester City could be closed for around €180 million.

For now, Real will continue to rely on the services of Benzema, who recently returned to training after missing three weeks of action due to knee discomfort. 

Meanwhile, as reported before, Haaland is not the only Manchester City player Real have set their sights on, with Joao Cancelo also grabbing their attention. The versatile full-back, valued at €60 million is being looked upon as someone who can be approached in the summer of 2023.

Interestingly enough, it must be noted that the Portugal full-back signed a new deal with the Premier League champions in February earlier this year, which is set to keep him at the club until 2027.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Jeremy Poynton

    September 29, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Ain’t going to happen.

  2. Kenny Stuurman

    September 29, 2022 at 9:00 am

    i don’t think that Man City will let Harland leave the club because that time in 2024 he will be the best striker in the world, He will be 24yrs and experience of playing in the big club it start at that age.

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Key Real Madrid defender still not 100% fit ahead of Club World Cup semi-final – report

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Carlo Ancelotti heads into the FIFA Club World Cup in a pressure cooker situation. The pressure on the manager’s shoulders is immense, for his job could be on the line after Real Madrid’s poor run of form.

The injury situation does not favour the Italian tactician either. Lucas Vazquez, Ferland Mendy, Karim Benzema, Eder Militao and even Thibaut Courtois are out of the semi-final against Al Ahly, leaving him very few options to play with.

According to reports from Jorge C Picon, David Alaba too is not completely fit yet. The Austrian International was given the medical all-clear and entered the squad for Real Madrid’s game against Mallorca, yet started on the bench as he was not at 100%, and that remains the case ahead of tonight’s clash.

The report, however, adds that his mere inclusion in the squad comes as a breather for Ancelotti. Alaba is highly valued by the technical staff, not only for his reading of the game on the field but also for his leadership.

The defender has already missed seven games for Los Blancos since sustaining a muscular injury against Villarreal at La Ceramica. He did indeed come off the bench for under half an hour against Mallorca, but will likely not be risked to start on Thursday. 

In his absence, Nacho Fernandez and Antonio Rudiger are expected to take centre stage in defence in Morocco. Eduardo Camavinga, meanwhile, could start as left-back again.

Alaba has played 17 games for Los Blancos this season and was one of the players with the most minutes until his injury. In his league campaign so far, he has scored one goal and provided three assists while also averaging a key pass every ninety minutes.

It remains to be seen if the Austrian recovers completely in time for the Club World Cup final should the European Champions make it. As it stands, using a cautious approach is in Real Madrid’s best interest.

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