Erling Haaland figures to be the top striker available on this summer’s transfer market. Real Madrid and Manchester City are ready to battle to sign him.
Borussia Dortmund fans have enjoyed Erling Haaland leading the line for their favorite club over the past season and a half, but the Bundesliga club understand his time in Germany is limited. Haaland’s relatively modest release clause means he will be on the move this summer.
The Norwegian striker’s massive wage demands will limit the number of clubs that have the financial capacity to sign him. In particular, Manchester City and Real Madrid are two sides that seem prepared to meet his asking price.
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Pep Guardiola’s City side desperately need a focal point to lead their line against physical Premier League defenses. Haaland may not possess the technical ability that Guardiola would dream of in his ideal striker, but his power at the point of attack could make City’s attack unplayable for opponents.
Real Madrid currently trust their striker position to Karim Benzema but they clearly want to get younger and more dynamic this summer. The La Liga giants would love to sign both Haaland and Kylian Mbappe this summer to create one of the most devastating attacking duos in the world. The Frenchman’s status with PSG is still up in the air at the moment, but it’s believed he will at least be willing to listen to an offer from Real once the summer transfer window opens.
Both Real Madrid and Manchester City have the financial power required to tempt Haaland and his representatives. As a result, both sides will need to focus on convincing the player of their unique plan to make him the best striker in the world. The battle for Haaland this summer will be won or lost on fine margins. The money will be there wherever he chooses to go.