Spanish newspaper “Marca” confirmed that Real Madrid refused to sign the Norwegian Erling Haaland, the current Borussia Dortmund striker, before moving to Red Bull Salzburg, Austria, for only 8 million euros.
Marca said in a report today, Saturday, that Real Madrid was considering joining Haaland, while he was with the Norwegian Molde team.
She pointed out that the royal club backed out of concluding the deal with the Norwegian, preferring to sign young players from Brazil in recent years, such as “Vinicius Junior, Rodrigo Goes and Rainier Jesus.”
She explained that the management of Red Bull Salzburg had succeeded in concluding a contract deal with the Norwegian star after Real Madrid withdrew, and settled it at a value of only 8 million euros.
Erling Haaland, 20, has become one of the most prominent rising players in the world at the present time, under the age of 21, thanks to the amazing numbers he achieves with Borussia Dortmund, and is on Real Madrid’s list of priorities to sign him now, along with Frenchman Klian Mbappe, star of the Paris team Saint-Germain, to fill the big gap left by his historic goalscorer, Cristiano Ronaldo, since 2018.
Erling Haaland moved to the ranks of Borussia Dortmund in January 2020, for 20 million euros, and his market value is now estimated at 152 million euros, according to the International Center for Sports Studies “CIES”, despite the significant decline in the value of the players in light of the financial crisis that Clubs suffer from it in light of the spread of the Corona pandemic.
Haaland, winner of the “Golden Boy” award, ranked second in the list of the most expensive players in the world, behind England international Marcus Rashford, Manchester United’s star, whose market value increased by 165.6 million euros, followed by England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, full-back. The right-hand side for Liverpool, whose value is currently estimated at 151.6 million euros.