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'They Have Money In The Bank' - Real Madrid Could Make An Audacious Double Transfer Swoop In 2022

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'They Have Money In The Bank' - Real Madrid Could Make An Audacious Double Transfer Swoop In 2022

Real Madrid have the financial power to complete a sensational double transfer swoop for Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe in 2022, according to Javier Tebas.

Los Blancos signed David Alaba on a free transfer and landed Eduardo Camavinga from Stade Rennais for a fee believed to be around £27.9m in the summer.

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The Spanish club allowed Sergio Ramos to leave on a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain and sanctioned the sales of Raphael Varane and Martin Odegaard to Manchester United and Arsenal respectively.

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Madrid were eager to reduce their wage bill in the summer amid the financial impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the La Liga club have been heavily linked with a move for Mbappe and attempted to land him before the transfer window shut on 31st August.

Madrid initially saw their £137m (€160m) bid for Mbappe rejected by PSG before they tabled a staggering £189m (€220m) offer, which was also turned down.

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Mbappe’s current deal with PSG will expire in 2022 and the Ligue 1 club are expected to push ahead with negotiations over a new contract.

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Tebas has now claimed that Madrid have the necessary funds in their war chest to fund a move for both Mbappe and Haaland.

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Speaking at the Sporting Integrity Week event (SIGA) as the Spanish football representative (as per Football Espana), the La Liga president said: “They [Madrid] have sold over €200m in players.

“They have money in the bank to sign Mbappe and Haaland together. They have not lost money and on top of that, they have sold assets.

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“What is not understandable is that a club who loses €400m, has €500m in salary excess, and can reject offers like the one for Mbappe.

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“It is failure in the control rules of France, which has now hurt the European market.”

Borussia Dortmund also face a difficult test in keeping hold of Haaland amid interest from Madrid, Bayern Munich, United and Liverpool.

The 21-year-old Norwegian striker, whose current Dortmund deal expires in 2024, has become one of Europe’s most sought-after talents alongside Mbappe.

However, Haaland could leave Dortmund after his much-speculated £68m release clause becomes active in 2022.

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Topics: Real Madrid, Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, La Liga, Spain, Football

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