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Real Madrid will attempt to sign Haaland in 2024, but could face disappointment
A recent report from The Times has offered a detailed projection on the future of Erling Haaland.
Although the forward is only a year into his contract at Manchester City, his links to Real Madrid have not yet dissipated. As per the report, there is a genuine belief among many that Haaland will sooner or later ply his trade for Los Blancos, but the question is when.
Real Madrid had been monitoring Haaland since 2017. Although they could not pursue the Norwegian due to other priorities such as Vinicius Junior or Rodrygo, the club had always known about the young talent.
Real Madrid were sure about signing Haaland in 2022, especially after a productive meeting with the late Raiola and his father, Alf-Inge. However, the Norwegian ended up joining Manchester City due to the opportunity of being coached by Pep Guardiola.
He also did not like the fact that Real Madrid were already boasting the services of Karim Benzema, who was performing extremely well at the time.
But as we head into the summer transfer window, the outlook on the Real Madrid attacking department has changed, with many questioning the fitness of the ageing Benzema.
As per the report, Real Madrid are expected to go after Haaland in the summer of 2024. They can see the former Dortmund starlet plying his trade at the Santiago Bernabeu, especially knowing that his father had confirmed how the player wanted to play in every league.
Those who know Haaland well believe that he will one day play for Real Madrid, but the question is when.
There is a general feeling around the Manchester City camp that the forward will remain at the Etihad for at least three years. But given the way he has performed under Guardiola, he would likely stay for one more year.
That would mean Real Madrid would have to wait at least until 2026, if they are to receive any approval from Haaland.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.