For years, Real Madrid have chased the signature of Kylian Mbappe but it has led nowhere. Even for a large part of the recent summer transfer window, it had looked like Los Blancos had a genuine chance of signing the Frenchman but in the end, he remained at PSG. And the saga continues on.
It is believed that Real Madrid will try to sign Mbappe as a free agent next summer. But at the same time, the possibility of him signing an extension with PSG has not been completely ruled out.
As a result, Real Madrid must have alternative targets. And many believe that Erling Haaland would be an even better signing than Mbappe. The Norwegian is one of the top contenders for the Ballon d’Or this year alongside Lionel Messi.
Real Madrid have been linked with a move for Haaland since he was at Borussia Dortmund. Unfortunately, they are not the only club who have the Norwegian on their radar.
Barcelona ready move for €175 million Real Madrid target
As reported by 90min, Barcelona are manoeuvring themselves to be contenders in the race to sign Haaland. The Catalan giants are preparing to make their move for the Manchester City superstar.
Real Madrid have been considered as Haaland’s most likely destination if he was to leave Manchester City in the future. But now, it looks like Barcelona have thrown their hat into the ring as well.
Of course, Barcelona have been going through their fair share of financial difficulties in recent times and it has prevented them from making many high-profile signings. It remains to be seen if they are able to pull off a deal of this magnitude in the future.
It must also be pointed out that there is very little incentive for Haaland to leave Manchester City at the moment. He has everything he could ask for.