Los Blancos could reportedly bring the stars in France and Norway to the Santiago Bernabeu, but the president of La Liga fears that the transfer market is broken
Real Madrid have enough money to acquire both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe if they prefer, claims La Liga president Javier Tebas, who further warned that the current operation of the transfer market is sending the game ‘backwards’.
Los Blancos turned down several big offers for the latter this summer by Paris Saint-Germain, despite the fact that the French international will enter free agency next year without a new agreement in place.
Now Carlo Ancelotti’s team is another chance to go to Mbappe, along with Borussia Dortmund star Haaland with another big transfer – and Tebas believes the club can afford a double deal while adhering to Ligue 1 transfer regulations can blow further.
What was said?
“They [Real Madrid] players of € 200 million, ”said Tebas Cadena COPE. ‘They have enough money to sign both [Kylian] Mbappe en [Erling] Haaland together. They did not lose money. On top of that, they sold assets.
“What is not understandable is that someone who loses € 400 million, spends € 500 million on wages and can still reject offers like the one for Mbappe. The rules in France fail, it harms the European market. The UEFA system is wrong .
“We are deteriorating the way it should be. Investors need to be brought in, but not with unlimited contributions and constant losses. This will not be allowed in another sector.
“They prefer to win the Champions League and lose a billion euros. In this way, they keep their fans happy because they won the Champions League, but you ruined football. It is very dangerous.”
Why is Tebas angry?
The 59-year-old’s comments come after a summer in which La Liga lost its esteemed player’s asset in the form of Lionel Messi in Barcelona, amid financial strife for a number of Spanish clubs.
Conversely, their competitors abroad have mostly strengthened their groups with a number of big money moves, whether in transfer costs or wages, especially with PSG a fearsome slate, including former Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
Tebas’ words point to a sharper refutation of the way cash-rich clubs at the top of the sport price competitors out of the market, and how there are still questions about how much will be able to compete with the super-rich in the coming years.