Spanish newspaper: Real Madrid give up Haaland

17 Jan 2022 | 07:56 | Football

The maturity of Vinicius Junior is a factor that helps Real Madrid confidently not need to rush into a fierce battle to have Erling Haaland.

According to Mundo Deportivo , Real Madrid has no intention of recruiting Erling Haaland in this summer transfer window. “Los Blancos” is putting all its efforts to recruit Mbappe on a free transfer from PSG.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti is satisfied with the performance of Karim Benzema and Vinicius. If Real Madrid has more Mbappe, their attack will be very formidable. In addition, the Bernabeu team also has Rodrygo and Marco Asensio, to make quality backup plans.

Haaland is the most sought after name this summer. Photo: Reuters.

Haaland is the most sought after name this summer. Photo: Reuters.

Contrary to rumors from the German media, Real Madrid has not made any moves to recruit Haaland. President Florentino Perez of the Bernabeu team also does not have a good relationship with Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola.

Real must beat Man City, MU, Chelsea, Barca and Juventus to have Haaland this summer. It will be the fiercest battle in football history. The Haaland recruitment team only spent 75 million euros, but had to pay a bribe (for Haaland, Raiola and Haaland’s father – PV) and a huge salary.

Contrary to Haaland, Mbappe is psychologically ready to join Real. The French player repeatedly refused to sign a new contract with PSG to become a free agent after the summer of 2021/22, thereby opening the door to the Bernabeu.

This season, Vinicius made 20 appearances, scored 12 goals and provided 5 assists for Real in La Liga. The Brazilian striker has a breakthrough development, thus becoming coach Ancelotti’s number one choice in the left striker position. Vinicius is being valued at 166.4 million euros by CIES and is the player with the highest transfer price currently.

Benzema is still the top scorer in the world at the age of 34. The French player has scored 22 goals and provided 8 assists for Real in 2 arenas La Liga and Champions League this season.