Next summer, Real Madrid will attempt a galactic coup as they try to recruit Kylian Mbappé and Erling Braut Haaland. Two players who have one thing in common, in addition to panicking Europe and breaking all records of precocity: they could both have joined the Merengues in the past.
We know the story of Mbappé, who visited the facilities in Madrid when he was a kid, then who was targeted by Real in 2017. With Haaland, the White House also missed the boat a few years ago.
Haaland was available for 8 million euros
It was in 2019, precisely. Haaland was playing in Molde, in his country. The real Madrid It had been observed then but, as Marca recounts, Florentino Pérez’s club was targeting the Brazilian market at the time (Vinicius, Rodrygo, Reynier…). And that summer, the Merengues had set their sights on Luka Jovic, recruited at a gold price (60 million euros), and already left on loan in Frankfurt.
Meanwhile, Haaland had spun to Salzburg for 8 million euros. Twenty-eight goals later, he will be sold during the winter to Dortmund for 20 million euros, excluding bonuses. Its value has since exploded. Real, who dreams of it, knows it all too well.
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