Kopites have had one dream signing in mind for some years now. He’s young, he’s French and we’ve deluded ourselves into thinking we can get him. Thanks to PSG’s intransigence we can delude ourselves a little while longer. Here we go: reports that Real Madrid have agreed to sign Erling Haaland boosts Liverpool chances of landing Kylian Mbappe.
Real Madrid agree Erling Haaland deal
This summer just gone we saw a very modern transfer saga, one which was hard to believe from every angle you looked at it.
Kylian Mbappe is in the final year of his contract. Real Madrid want him and they want him bad.
As a result the Spanish side reportedly made a series of bids for the youngster, each more ridiculous than the last. Each rejection more nonsensical.
It was a spectacle of clashing egos. Despite the fact Madrid can arrange a free transfer from January, they were insisting on paying an exorbitant amount of money to buy him this summer, seemingly just to prove that they could.
They couldn’t. Because, well, PSG were equally vain, deciding they’d rather lose him for nothing than accept Madrid’s reported £171m bid.
According to Diario Madridista, the Spanish side have since turned their attention to Erling Haaland.
Madrid allegedly have a verbal agreement in place to sign the prodigious striker. The Norwegian’s release clause is set at a reported £76m.
Liverpool hopes of Mbappe boosted
Surely they can’t afford both of them.
If Real Madrid decide to go for Erling Haaland they’ve got to pay the £76m and then massive wages, a massive signing on fee and a massive agent fee.
Although Mbappe can move for free he’ll still cost a pretty penny in the same fees.
As a result Liverpool hopes of landing Kylian Mbappe would be boosted by Madrid agreeing a deal for Haaland.
Would the Frenchman even want to play alongside the Norwegian? Is any one club big enough for the both of them?