Real Madrid turn to signing this young goal machine over PSG superstar

La Liga giants Real Madrid could scrap their world-record transfer swoop for Kylian Mbappe in order to go all out to sign Erling Haaland instead. 

The Los Blancos sit two points behind Barcelona in the La Liga title race after a poor week saw them drop five points. 

Zinedine Zidane's side slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Levante on Saturday, with Eden Hazard picking up yet another ankle injury. 

And with the goals drying up, Madrid president Florentino Perez could be tempted to turn to Borussia Dortmund goal-machine Haaland this summer. 

Real Madrid have been chasing 21-year-old Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe since last summer, with the Frenchman long seen as the future of the Spanish giants. 

But so strong has Haaland's form in Germany been, Bernabeu bosses are said to be considering a move for the Norwegian starlet instead. 

19-year-old Haaland only joined Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January having been on the radar of Manchester United for months. 

And since then, he's scored 12 times in just eight matches, having netted a further 24 times earlier this season in Austria. 

Erling Haaland (Image Credits -  Forbes)

Dortmund spent just £18million on Haaland, meaning he is still likely to be a cheaper alternative to Mbappe who is rated at closer to £250m even if he were to cost £100m. 

Haaland scored both goals in the 2-1 Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Mbappe's PSG with Neymar scoring the French side's only goal. 

Mbappe is currently under contract at PSG until at least 2022, while Haaland is under contract until 2024. 

However, the Norwegian, who could link up with compatriot Martin Odegaard if he joins Real Madrid, has a clause in his current deal. 

The clause states that in 2021, Haaland is available to leave Dortmund for just £65m and that is a far more reasonable alternative to mega-money Mbappe. 

But it's likely Los Blancos need reinforcements this summer itself with Hazard, Luka Jovic, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior failing to fill the goals void left by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018.


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