According to Romain Molina, Real Madrid “pulled out of the Erling Haaland (21) deal” in order to prioritise the deal that they had already agreed with Kylian Mbappé (23).
Molina reports that there is now “panic” at Real Madrid. “Madrid understood they couldn’t do a deal for Haaland, so they pulled out of it for Mbappé, with whom they had agreed on a deal a long time ago,” he said.
“Basically, Haaland was plan B. Now they don’t have a plan B, and it’s panic at Real Madrid,” said Molina.