Even though Real Madrid lost out on the signings of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, there is a sense amongst Madridistas that a move for either superstar forward could be made in the near future.
However, a fresh revelation has suggested that completing a deal for either player is not as easy as it has been made out.
As per a report by MARCA, Real Madrid do not expect to merely sign either Mbappe or Haaland in a few years’ time.
For instance, in the case of the latter, the Spanish club do not feel they will merely pounce at the chance to sign him, regardless of the clauses in his current contract to make a potential deal possible.
This stance stems from the fact that Carlo Ancelotti’s side firmly believe that any deal should be ‘clear and affordable’ for them to pursue in the near future. They will not put their transfer plans on hold to sign either of the pair if they seem that a deal could be unfeasible.
In the summer of 2022, it seemed as if the club were hell-bent on signing either Kylian Mbappe or Haaland.
Los Blancos’ attempts to win the race to sign Haaland also went in vain, with Manchester City’s project convincing him to put pen to paper.
As for Mbappe, in particular, a move seemed inevitable, till the 23-year-old made a drastic U-turn by extending his contract with PSG.
Hence, the club ultimately ended up bringing in no forward in the transfer window. As a result, the dependence on Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. to score goals and win matches singlehandedly remains huge this season.
Keeping this in mind, Real Madrid could be set for a change in strategy, as putting all their eggs in one basket cost them heavy this summer.