After failing to sign Kylian Mbappe for two consecutive transfer windows, Real Madrid is now looking at elsewhere to boost their forward line. The one player they identified as the ideal alternative to Mbappe is Erling Haaland of Manchester City. However, the release clause of Haaland will not become active until 2024. And, Real Madrid has already found out the price they would have to pay if they want to sign Haaland from Manchester City. Los Blancos would have to pay a transfer fee of around £171.6 million or €200 million if they want the Norwegian from the Citizens. Now, Real Madrid are one of the few clubs would can and would pay for a player like Haaland who helped City win their treble. According to The Sun, the priority for the Spanish club is Kylian Mbappe whose contract will expire in June 2024.
Haaland release clause will excite Real Madrid
In case Real Madrid fails to get Kylian Mbappe this summer as well, they will surely look to sign Erling Haaland from Man City. However, if the Spanish club wants, they could also play a waiting game with Man City for Haaland and the release clause in his City contract will encourage the Los Blancos to do so. As per the Sun, the release clause of Haaland is unusual as the transfer fee would decrease significantly with each transfer window from 2024. Haaland’s contract with Manchester City will expire in 2027. So, if Real Madrid wants to sign Haaland at a lower cost, then they would wait a well.
However, the Spanish will think twice about doing so as they lost the transfer battle to Man City when they tried to sign the Norwegian from Borussia Dortmund. Thus, it will be interesting to see what Real Madrid does with their forward situation as they look to sign any of the two top names in the current world of football, Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland.