Real Madrid Plot Huge Erling Haaland Move in Summer

Tom Gott

Real Madrid will look to bring in a new striker at the end of the season, with Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland thought to be top of their wish list.

32-year-old Karim Benzema is still impressing at the club, but the same cannot be said about either Luka Jović or Mariano Díaz. The pair have managed a combined three goals all season and neither has come close to displacing the ageing Benzema in the team.

As a result, ​Marca state that Zinedine Zidane wants a new striker to work alongside ​Benzema, while Haaland has emerged as their top priority.

The Norwegian only joined ​Dortmund in January but already sits on 12 goals from his first 11 appearances, which has only increased the already enormous interest in him.

His agent, the infamous Mino Raiola, recently admitted to ​Marca that he does not think Haaland will leave Germany this summer, but that has seemingly not deterred ​Real, who see the teenager as the perfect compliment to Benzema.

More encouragingly, ​Raiola also recently claimed that it is his own personal ambition to bring one of his clients to Madrid.

It is suggested that Zidane wants to play with two strikers going forward. He still has complete faith in Benzema, but fears that the 32-year-old often drops too deep and focuses on creating goals, rather than scoring them.

Playing him alongside Haaland is seen as the perfect balance, and Real have already started putting together a proposal for Dortmund this summer.

​Inter's Lautaro Martínez and RB Leipzig's Timo Werner are both named as potential alternatives, but Real appear to have made their decision. They want Haaland.

Well, they actually want Paris Saint-Germain's ​Kylian Mbappé, but Real know that's totally impossible right now. They still hope to sign him in 2021 once he nears the end of his contract in France, but they simply cannot afford to bring him in any earlier.

​Neymar is also suggested as a potential option, although he appears to be pretty far down the wish list as Real have concerns over his attitude and fit in the dressing room. He would also be unlikely to be used as part of a two-man striking front line.

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