According to the Mirror, Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a future move for Erling Haaland of Manchester City amid claims that a release clause could be activated in 2024. It is understood that a host of European giants wanted to acquire Haaland when he was at Borussia Dortmund but the Sky Blues came out on top after activating a £51million release clause in Haaland’s contract. Los Blancos are planning to do the same in the foreseeable future as the Norwegian striker continues to impress in the Premier League.
Haaland’s Impressive Numbers In The Premier League
Haaland has made a stunning start to life at Man City as he put in some awe-inspiring performances in the final third in the past few weeks. He has managed to score 19 goals so far and create three assists over 11 appearances for the Sky Blues, across all fronts. He is the first to score three consecutive hattricks in back-to-back home games at the Etihad.
The Leeds-born sensation has been prolific in front of the goal as he has averaged 4.1 shots, 0.9 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game in the English first division. He has also taken care of ball distribution after completing 78.1% of his attempted passes in the English top flight (stats via whoscored).
What Could He Bring To Real Madrid?
Haaland is a complete centre-forward; as he can finish with both of his feet and his head. Standing tall at 1.94 meters, he can easily dominate his opponents in aerial duels and his sizeable frame allows him to hold play effectively. Meanwhile, he can involve others around him and with his pace, he can make some clever runs in behind the opposition to create space for himself. Furthermore, the Norway international is an absolute goal threat as he does his job and scores goals at a simply astounding rate.
The 22-year-old has broken many records over the years and is leading the scoreboard in the Premier League. He can be a brilliant addition to any club as he can add more firepower to their attack and bring more quality in front of the goal.
The European champions have done well to identify him as a potential target and if the claims involving a release clause are said to be true then they should do everything in their capability to bring him to Santiago Bernabeu so he could carry on with the legacy of the club.