Real Madrid and Barcelona set for fierce Erling Braut Haaland transfer battle

Real Madrid and Barcelona will both be in the market for a world class striker this summer and Erling Braut Haaland is high on both clubs’ transfer wishlists.

The two La Liga giants could reportedly get locked in a fierce battle for the Norwegian’s signature.

Borussia Dortmund fought off competition from Manchester United to sign Haaland for a bargain £17million in January.

And the 19-year-old has continued his incredible goalscoring form, netting 12 times since joining the Bundesliga outfit.

Real forward Karim Benzema, 32, has lacked attacking support ever since Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018.

Luka Jovic has failed to provide sufficient firepower so Zinedine Zidane will have to dip into the transfer market.

According to Spanish publication Marca, Los Blancos will try and tempt Haaland to the Bernabeu this summer.

Their top target is Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe but he would likely cost a world record fee in excess of £200million.

So Zidane may have to look elsewhere and Haaland could be snapped up for considerably less.

However, that figure could be substantially inflated if Barcelona enter the race, as Mundo Deportivo claim they will.


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Again the Catalonian’s preference is Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez but he would cost a nine-figure fee.

With Barcelona’s recent spending they must act acutely in the summer window.

RB Leipzig ace Timo Werner is also said to be a transfer target, although the 23-year-old is more likely to join Liverpool.

Luis Suarez has had to shoulder all of the responsibility when leading the line at the Nou Camp, until Martin Braithwaite was signed as an emergency replacement for the injured Uruguayan last month.

And Suarez recently called for manager Quique Setien to bring in a young prodigy.

“I have been saying for two years that it would be good to bring in a young striker so he can start adapting and learn for when I leave,” he said.

Haaland could be just the man to lift Barcelona back to the top of world football.

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