Lothar Matthau legend says Norwegian striker Erling Haaland should stay in Dortmund for a few more years before moving to Real Madrid to develop his career.
Haaland was advised not to rush to join Real Madrid
“Haaland is a player who will be suitable for Real Madrid. However, he is young and needs to play regularly,” the legendary Matthaus told Movistar.
The German legend emphasized: “He is only 19 years old and should not join Real Madrid now. There, he cannot play in big games because he will have to compete with Karim Benzema.”
According to Marca, Real Madrid can easily recruit Haaland but only need to spend 75 million euros to activate the terms of breaking the contract with Dortmund. However, legend Matthaus believes that the Norwegian striker should stay in Dortmund.
“Haaland should stay in Dortmund for a few more years and then join Real Madrid,” the legendary Matthaus said. “I think that would be good for his career.”
Haaland is considered the top transfer target of the Bernabeu team in the summer of 2020. In the 2019/20 season, the Norwegian striker scored 12 goals in 11 matches in all competitions for Dortmund. Before that, he scored 29 goals and had 7 assists after 27 games for Salzburg.
Experts assess that Haaland has the ability to move smart, good, and dangerous finishes in the area of 16.5 m. At Dortmund, he converted the finishing touches into goals up to 48%. His figure in Salzburg is 22% and even better than Kylian Mbappe at PSG (21%).
He spoke out in advance of joining Real Madrid
Erling Haaland insists his number one priority now is to focus on giving Borussia Dortmund instead of thinking of another club.
“I just focused on the performance on the pitch and didn’t care what other clubs wanted me to do. I have to think about my work. I prioritize it the most and I need to focus, ”Haaland told Goal.
Haaland is said to be the top target of Real in the next transfer period. Coach Zinedine Zidane was disappointed with Eden Hazard’s performance and worried in the context of Karim Benzema being older. Therefore, Real plans to make a “blockbuster” double with him and Kylian Mbappe.
Jose Morais, a former assistant of Real Madrid, believes that Haaland has all the qualifications to succeed at Real. If the “Vultures” recruit him in the next transfer window, they no longer worry about the position of the striker when Benzema is gradually falling down.
“Haaland proves only in a short time to Dortmund. In my opinion, it is never too early when the top player chooses to wear Real. Benzema has been a great player, dedicated to Real over the years. I think he is the perfect alternative for Benzema. He has some similarities with Ronaldo such as strength, speed, and thinking of playing football, ”Mr. Morais continued.