Real Madrid are expected to be big next summer in their search for a new star striker. Kylian Mbappe has been heavily linked, with his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expiring at the end of this season, although they also have a strong interest in Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.
The pair are seen as this generation’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and either player would undoubtedly make Real Madrid a better team.
With only one likely to be signed, there has been intense debate over who it should be for Florentino Perez to make his move.
Alfonso Perez, who played for Real Madrid from 1991 to 1995, believes Haaland would be a better fit for Los Blancos, despite claiming Mbappe is the best player in the world at the moment.
“If it had to be just one, because of the profile that Real Madrid needs, they should sign Haaland. I think Mbappe is the best in the world, but in that position, they already have Vinicius and Rodrygo,” Perez told Diario AS .
This view has been used by many to suggest that Real Madrid should target Haaland ahead of Mbappe, and it certainly has a lot of merit.
If Los Blancos revert to their typical 4-3-3 system from next season, there is no doubt that the Norwegian fits in better, as he is a classic number nine.