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Sergio Ramos Admits Signing Erling Haaland for Real Madrid is 'Easier' Than Signing Kylian Mbappe

By Amreen
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has admitted signing Erling Haaland is 'easier' for the LaLiga giants
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has admitted signing Erling Haaland is 'easier' for the LaLiga giants / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Sergio Ramos has admitted it would be a lot easier for Real Madrid to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland than pry away Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.

Both Haaland and Mbappe have been linked with a move to Los Blancos following their incredible run of form, and Zinedine Zidane is keen to bring either of them in a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema.

Ramos revealed that he enjoys watching both players equally and would love to see them at the Santiago Bernabue, but believes signing Haaland is a more realistic option amid the financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

"Haaland or Mbappe if I were a coach? I would like to have both of them, but a coach does not sign," Ramos told Ibai Llanos on Twitch. "Perhaps, due to the circumstances and the current situation, today I think it would be a little easier to sign Haaland.

"Mbappe is talked about as the Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi replacement, and the circumstances are more complicated. It would never be bad to reinforce Madrid with a 9 like Haaland, who has something that we do not have: speed, hunger, height ... Mbappé has it too, of course, but it would be much easier today to come to terms with Haaland."

Haaland reportedly has a €75million release clause built into his Dortmund contract, but does not come into effect until 2022. However, recent reports have claimed that the Bundesliga outfit might be open to listening to offers for the 20-year-old.

Mbappe, on the other hand, has seen his market increase exponentially following his €180m transfer to PSG in 2018. Mauricio Pochettino's side are currently trying to tie him down a new contract, but he has previously admitted his desire to play for Real Madrid.

Both players made history this week, as Haaland became the youngest player in the history of the Champions League to score 20 goals, while Mbappe overtook Lionel Messi's record as the youngest player to reach 25 goals in the competition.