3 reasons why Real Madrid should sign Erling Haaland this summer

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) /
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Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s attack has been in question. Eden Hazard’s signing returned hopes to the club, trusting him to score 20 goals in a season. Alongside Benzema on the pitch, the move was supposed to improve Real’s attack but hasn’t panned out well. The significant decrease in Gareth Bale’s performance further landed him up with his former outfit Tottenham Hotspurs on loan.

With only Karim Benzema leading Madrid’s attack, he can’t be expected to complete the quota of 30 goals that could win them the title. He is 33 at present and has always been a 15-20 goals and 10 assists kind of a player. He has given his best this season to score 12 goals before picking up an injury during practice.

While Madrid’s young guns have fired well, players like Rodrygo or Vinicius Junior can’t be forced into producing around 30 goals in a season that could win their club the title. What Real Madrid are in dire need of, is someone keeping a clear mind in front of goal. It has been pretty clear that Real are interested in signing a forward and Kylian Mbappe has been their primary target.

While Mbappe sounds great, it is noteworthy that Los Blancos will also be looking at Erling Haaland with equal respect. The Norwegian wonder-boy has now scored 17 goals in 18 appearances in the German Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund and 8 goals in 5 Champions League outings, per Whoscored.com. The 20-year-old has caught the attention of Zinedine Zidane who has been all praises for both him and Mbappe.

With the pandemic woes in finances and an attack that has clearly been dependent on a 30-year-old number 9 (Benzema), Real Madrid may just benefit out of a young energetic signing as Haaland. Here are three reasons why Real Madrid should lock a deal for the young superstar in question.