Real Madrid want to make a huge splash in the summer 2021 transfer window. We knew this last year when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit and crushed teams financially, as Los Blancos did not make a single signing that summer. Instead, they sold a number of key players, including Achraf Hakimi and Sergio Reguilon, in an effort to save every cent for an even bigger move in 2021.
That move could still be Kylian Mbappe, who has been deemed to be Real Madrid’s dream target over the past couple of years. With his contract set to run out at the end of the 2021-2022 season and new reason to believe he could re-sign with PSG if Los Blancos do not make a move this summer, it may be now or never for Real.
According to a recent report from Jorge C. Picon of AS (article in Spanish), however, Kylian Mbappe is not the most “feasible” superstar signing for Real Madrid this summer. No, that honor belongs to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Picon points to two things that make Haaland more likely for Los Blancos than Mbappe. Firstly, Haaland’s wages are 14 million euros less, which means Real would not have to shift their wage structure to sign the No. 9. And secondly, Haaland’s transfer value is lower, so Real would not have to send as much money to Dortmund in a deal. We have seen Vinicius Junior’s name thrown around as a possible trade candidate, and that is because Los Blancos may not have enough money to buy Mbappe outright in 2021. continue reading