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Erling Haaland to make use of Champions League quarter-finals as Actual Madrid audition


Erling Haaland will use Manchester Metropolis’s upcoming Champions League quarter-final with Actual Madrid to ‘present his credentials for a future transfer’, in line with reviews in Spain.

The striker signed for Metropolis in 2022 however has lengthy been linked with a transfer to the Spanish capital both facet of his 2022 switch to the Etihad Stadium.

For a third-season operating – a second whereas Haaland’s been on the membership – Metropolis have been drawn towards Madrid within the Champions League knockout phases.

AS report Haaland needs to make use of these upcoming video games to show his value to Madrid, who’re making an attempt to signal Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain this summer season.

Kylian Mbappe

Madrid are after Mbappe as an alternative / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

Haaland is alleged to have been left dismayed by Los Blancos’ pursuit of Mbappe, believing there was an opportunity they may have tried to signal him as an alternative as a result of a launch clause in his contract.

Metropolis beat Madrid 5-1 on combination in final yr’s semi-finals, however Haaland notably didn’t rating any of his facet’s objectives. Kevin De Bruyne grabbed the guests’ equaliser in a 1-1 draw on the Santiago Bernabeu earlier than a brace from Bernardo Silva plus objectives from Manuel Akanji and Julian Alvarez noticed Metropolis to a 4-0 win on the Etihad.

Whereas Haaland is believed to dream of enjoying for Madrid, Metropolis are working onerous to increase his contract along with his present deal up in 2027. Nonetheless, his agent – Rafaela Pimenta – needs to retain the discharge clause which might permit him to affix Madrid for a set price in future.

Madrid are open to having each Mbappe and Haaland on the identical staff, however recognise it could take a mighty monetary effort to accommodate the pair.