Real Madrid told it’s now or never for Erling Haaland as they plot fresh transfer move in battle against Man City
REAL MADRID have been told that it is "now or never" if they want to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund by one of their legends.
The 21-year-old striker is wanted by a host of Europe’s biggest clubs as speculation continues to mount over his future.
The sharpshooter has scored an unbelievable 80 goals in 81 games for the Bundesliga side giants, who are desperate to retain his services.
Haaland’s deal at Dortmund stipulates it will cost interested clubs a knockdown £64million to land him this summer.
However, Madrid have allegedly admitted defeat in the chase for him and have instead prioritised a swoop for Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, who becomes a free agent in June.
Now Madrid’s former midfielder Guti believes there is only a small window of opportunity for his old employers to sign Haaland.
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Guti told El Chiringuito: “Mbappe inspires enthusiasm among all of us, not just at Real Madrid. It's very important for LaLiga that he comes.
“And if Haaland can come, all the better. If they don't sign Haaland now, they will never sign him.
“Because then he'll go to another big club and it will be difficult to sign him.”
And Guti says that the arrival of Haaland would help Madrid to manage the minutes of iconic veteran forward Karim Benzema.