Even before the arrival at Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland has made an impact on world football while playing in Austrian Bundesliga. He represented Red Bull Salzburg and in Europe’s most top competitions, Haaland’s nag for scoring goals almost in every match had sown the seed of interest among big clubs to buy him. Haaland chose Germany to take his talent to the next level, but big clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona are still keeping an eye on the player of the next generation.

The World Football is still relishing the era of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The charisma and rivalry between these two had kept the last decade most enjoyable ever. But all good things come to an end and new stars emerge to take the throne. At the age of 19, Haaland is showing signs of carrying the legacy of Messi and Ronaldo in this decade.

Haaland, at the age of 19, in fewer matches and with a greater goals-per-game ratio. He has a record of 62 goals in 106 club games. At the same age, Ronaldo scored just 12 times in 87 matches. Haaland’s goals-per-game ratio is 0.53 a game, compared to Ronaldo’s 0.13 at the same age.

Haaland has even bettered Messi’s returns at the same stage of his career: the Barcelona forward had scored 20 goals in 63 games at the same age at a rate of 0.31 per game.

The current problem of Real Madrid has been the lack of a player who could deliver them more than 40 goals per season, which Ronaldo delivered them once upon a time. Florentino Perez would not miss the opportunity to sign Haaland for the Royal Whites as the ideal number 9. Haaland’s hunger for goals and charismatic qualities favour Real Madrid’s ambition and business policies.

If Real are thinking to renovate the team for the new season then Haaland should be in their plans and if there comes an option to choose between Kylian Mbappe and Haaland then Real Madrid should opt for Haaland.

Vinicius Junior on the left, Rodrygo Goes on the right and Haaland on the center would be a marvelous frontline – a devastating one!