With Kylian Mbappe committed, Real Madrid aren’t turning their backs on another statement signing in the form of the arrival of Erling Haaland, but there are financial matters to consider.

Those at Valdebebas know that in addition to the cost of Mbappe‘s signing, they must consider Vinicius Junior‘s renewal, with that scheduled for the coming weeks and he’s expected to become one of the top-earning players at the club.

These are three deals that will increase the salary expenses. The departures of Gareth Bale, Marcelo, and Isco will alleviate the situation somewhat, but the leap with Mbappe and the Brazilian’s new contract will be important.

The presence of players like Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic also has to be considered, with the exit door open to both, but with contracts for two more seasons. The list of forwards is completed by Marco Asensio, Rodrygo Goes, and Mariano Diaz, as well as Karim Benzema, Real Madrid’s star player at the moment.

Real Madrid have been focusing everything on the arrival of Mbappe for a year and a half. During last summer, the club did not want to make any move that could prevent the Frenchman’s signing.

Everything was looked at in detail, especially the finances. Los Blancos have, for years, prioritised the financial state of the club over the squad’s make-up. The measures adopted have, as a consequence, allowed the club to face this summer market in a more relaxed way and with less financial stress, but that does not mean that they will go head first into signings without careful consideration.

Despite Mbappe‘s imminent arrival, more is expected this summer which has made Haaland a serious option, though he would cost around 350 million euros with all fees taken into account.

The Frenchman’s salary is also 25 million euros per year, less than half of what Paris Saint-Germain had offered him. Haaland would likely want similar, and Vinicius is set for a dramatic pay rise.

Real Madrid will not sign off on a payroll of 200 million euros, so they’re looking for solutions.

As MARCA have been reporting, Aurelien Tchouameni is a priority this summer, but by no means the only one.


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