As per a report by the Independent, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has his sights set on a move for Manchester City striker Erling Haaland in the summer of 2023.
For those that are unaware, the 22-year-old has a release clause in his contract that can be activated in 2024, as confirmed by his representative Rafaela Pimenta as well worth £175 million. However, such a clause can only by triggered by suitors outside England.
While many have always held the belief that after a couple of years, Manchester City forward Erling Haaland could be set to unite with Florentino Perez at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez planning Erling Haaland swoop
Despite it being common knowledge at this point that a host of Europe’s elite tried their best to convince the £51 million (Eurosport) to join their respective clubs, his heart was set on signing for City.
However, it seems like Real Madrid head honcho Florentino Perez is ready to test the waters by making an audacious attempt to snap up Erling Haaland from Manchester City in 2023, as per the Independent’s report.
Furthermore, it has been claimed that Los Blancos plan to reunite the Norwegian international with Jude Bellingham as part of a vintage ‘Galacticos’ summer of transfer business.
In our view: An exit in 2023 is practically impossible
Never say never but it is borderline impossible that Manchester City let Florentino Perez lure Erling Haaland into heading to Real Madrid in the summer.
In addition, there is no reason to believe that the leading goalscorer in Europe, who Roberto Lewandowski once labeled as a ‘great player’ via MARCA has any intention to bid farewell to Pep Guardiola’s side just after a season as well.
Sure, the player’s father did open up about his son having the desire to play in short stints in different leagues, conquer them and moving on to the next side but even going by that logic, a move from Manchester to Madrid just one year in seems like a stretch to say the least.