Karim Benzema will turn 35 this month, and it is evident that Real Madrid must sign a striker for the future soon. Even this season, the Frenchman has struggled with his fitness. One issue after another has resulted in him not only missing numerous games for the club, but also being ruled out of this year’s World Cup.
As a result, it is difficult to see him remaining Real Madrid’s main man for much longer, and the club should be looking for world-class strikers to replace Benzema in the near future. Erling Haaland is a name that is at the top of every fan’s wishlist.
Haaland joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund this summer and has completely dominated English football.
According to Transfermarkt statistics, Haaland has 23 goals and 3 assists in 18 appearances for Manchester City, despite playing only 1380 minutes of football. That is incredible. However, it appears that Real Madrid is still undecided about signing the Norwegian superstar.
When it comes to signing Haaland, Real Madrid faces two issues.
According to Marca, Real Madrid are not currently considering signing Haaland. There are some concerns about the Norwegian’s injuries. On the other hand, his massive salary is a significant impediment.
True, despite being only 22 years old, Haaland has had to deal with regular injury issues. None of them have been major, but one must remain cautious.
On the other hand, Haaland is already one of the highest-paid footballers in the world, and rightly so, and Real Madrid would struggle to match, let alone improve, his salary at Manchester City.
Given all of these factors, it appears that Real Madrid do not currently regard Haaland as a priority signing for the future. Of course, if he keeps performing at this world-class level over the next few years, the situation may change. At the moment, it appears that Los Blancos are more focused on winning the race for Endrick’s signature.