Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe: Fabio Capello Tells Real Madrid Who to Sign

Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe: Fabio Capello Tells Real Madrid Who to Sign

Elijah Odetokun
updated at January 24, 2024 at 3:25 PM
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  • Real Madrid are linked to star forwards Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland
  • The Spanish side reportedly have a clause to sign Haaland in the summer of 2024
  • Mbappe could be a free agent in the summer, but his future remains undecided

Real Madrid have been linked with the transfer of star forwards, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, but their former manager has advised them who to pick.

Madrid and Mbappe have been involved in a tussle for over two years in an attempt to get him out of Paris Saint-Germain to no avail, and he kept opting to stay in Paris.

The France international could be a free agent this summer if he and the club do not reach an agreement over a new contract, but his next destination still needs to be decided.

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Real Madrid are linked to both Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland. Photo by Alex Grimm.
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Per Diario AS, via Evening Standard, the Spanish club have a release clause of £86 million on the Manchester City striker, while other clubs will pay more than 100 million.

Capello advises Real Madrid

Legendary manager, Fabio Capello, has weighed in on the transfer saga that could ensue in the summer at his former club, sharing his thoughts on who they should sign.

“Mbappe is not a centre forward, he likes to play more on the wing. Madrid already has Vinicius, but Mbappe is Mbappe! If Madrid is going to sign, they have to ask themselves if they have a centre forward now. And they don't have one. They need that more,” he told Marca.
“But if you are going to look at technical quality, who is the better footballer, Mbappe is above Haaland,” he added.

At this point, it looks uncertain who Los Blancos will sign among football's next two biggest stars.

The Italian boss managed Madrid in two stints, spending a season on both occasions and winning the La Liga title.

Ferdinand rates Mbappe ahead of Haaland

Sports Brief previously reported on Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand choosing Mbappe over Haaland when asked to decide who the better all-round player is.

The English pundit acknowledged the Premier League striker as a crazy goal scorer but believes the Ligue 1 forward is more rounded and will have a better career.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.