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Real Madrid Told to Sign Kylian Mbappe Over Erling Haaland by Club Legend Diego Lopez

Published 01/02/2024, 9:44 AM EST

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The winter transfer window is open. And the Real Madrid transfer saga concerning Kylian Mbappe is in the headlines again. But this time, along with the French forward, Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has also been linked to Los Blancos. Amidst all transfer talks, club legend Diego Lopez has said that the La Liga giants should sign Kylian Mbappe over the Manchester City star.

The Spanish giants have scored plenty of goals this season. However, many experts and former players have pointed out that there is a need for a marquee striker to take the team to the next level.

Kylian Mbappe preferred as the star signing by Real Madrid club legend

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At the moment, the top discussion among soccer fans, especially the Real Madrid supporters, is Kylian Mbappe. Reports have again surfaced that Los Blancos are going to approach him this January. But with Erling Haaland now seemingly part of the transfer saga, it has led to discussion on who would be the ideal signing for Real Madrid. Club legend Diego Lopez has now weighed in. He said, “Between the two, I’ll take Mbappé. He is a player who could contribute many things to Real Madrid, although there are already great players in his position, and I don’t know what will happen.”

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According to reports, Real Madrid will make an offer to Mbappe in the first week of the January transfer window. It will be a contract proposal to sign him on a free transfer. The PSG star has not extended his contract with the French giants. This means he is free to discuss terms with a foreign club, as his contract expires next summer. Los Blancos has reportedly given him a deadline of 15 days to give his answer to the proposal.

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It looks like the Mbappe transfer situation will soon be settled. But with respect to Erling Haaland, Los Blancos will have to play the waiting game on his future.

Erling Haaland’s future potentially hangs in balance at Manchester City

Erling Haaland has made a brilliant start to his career in Manchester City. He won a treble with the club in his first season, as well as the Gerrard Muller trophy. He has scored 71 goals in 75 appearances since joining the Cityzens. This has led to him being linked with a move to Real Madrid.

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A transfer for Los Blancos would be difficult. This is because City will certainly demand a huge transfer fee. His secret release clause could also command a big fee. However, City could be forced to sell him if they are charged guilty in the Financial Fair Play case. Hence, Real Madrid will have to hope that Manchester City suffers a setback in the FFP case.

Real Madrid clearly want to bolster their attack by signing Mbappe or Haaland. With the attacking trio of Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo (known as BBC), they scored for fun, forming one of the most lethal attacking trios. Signing someone like Mbappe or Haaland to be a huge step to taking the club back to those days.

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Who will Los Blancos sign, Kylian Mbappe or Haaland? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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