Tebas: Real Madrid can afford both Mbappe and Haaland

Mon 13 September 2021 | 17:17

Real Madrid may try to acquire both France and Norway stars’ services but the La Liga president is concerned that the transfer market may be broken.

Real Madrid

have the financial stability to buy both

Erling Haaland


Kylian Mbappe

if they want to, according to

Javier Tebas

, who also stressed that the transfer market’s current operation is making the game go “backwards”.

Los Blancos made many offers for the France international this summer but the Ligue 1 side rejected their bids, notwithstanding the fact that the Frenchman will become a free agent next year and he has not yet agreed to pen a new contract.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been recommended to make another attempt to acquire Mbappe, as well as Haaland and Tebas assured that the club is able to afford both players.

They [Real Madrid] have sold €200 million worth of players,"

Tebas told 

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"They have enough money to sign both [Kylian] Mbappe and [Erling] Haaland together. They have not lost money. On top of that, they have sold assets.

"What is not understandable is that someone who loses €400 million, is spending €500 million on wages and can still reject offers like the one for Mbappe. The rules in France are failing, they are hurting the European market. The UEFA system is wrong.

"We are going backwards from the way it should be. Investors must be brought in, but not with unlimited contributions and constant losses. This would not be allowed in another sector.

"They prefer to win the Champions League and lose a billion euros. That way they keep their fans happy because they have won the Champions League, but you have ruined football. It’s very dangerous."

The 59-year-old made the comments after La Liga lost its crucial asset Lionel Messi to the Ligue 1 side, and many top-flight clubs were struggling financially.

La Liga rivals, however, have strengthened their teams as they acquired some big-money players, with PSG in particular penning contracts with Messi and Sergio Ramos.

source: SportMob

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