The Spanish press, and especially Madrid, salivated in advance. For months, the Iberian newspapers were on fire at the idea of seeing Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland both evolve together, in the merengue jersey. Reasonable in the transfer market for some time, the Casa Blanca seemed financially armed to achieve these two big blows.
And then the scenario changed somewhat. Mbappé remained Florentino Pérez’s priority, but it was rumored that Madrid had let Haaland know that an arrival at the Bernabéu was only possible in 2023. The Norwegian track finally fell apart when the latter committed to Manchester City. Not a problem for Real Madrid who thought then to be fully satisfied with Mbappé.
Real Madrid will not move
The “quiet” even broke out in the pro-Madrid media when rumors of a turnaround for the Bondynois circulated. The rest, you know it. Today, the merengue offensive sector remains well stocked (Benzema, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Asensio, Hazard, Jovic, Diaz), but one question remained unanswered: would Real Madrid forget the Mbappé failure by recruiting another attacker?
In recent days, the name of Raheem Sterling has been mentioned quite a bit in Madrid. But the radio COPE Padlock announces that the record holders of the Champions League (14 coronations) have made a decision. No attacker will be recruited. Clearly, even if Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz pack their bags, Real Madrid will not move and will bring up Borja Mayoral (recently loaned to AS Roma then to Getafe) to replace them. Unless the situation changes, the file for the succession of Karim Benzema (34 years old) is therefore postponed!