Florentino Perez claims that signing Erling Haaland was irrelevant as Real Madrid already have a clinical finisher like Karim Benzema

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claimed that Erling Haaland would not have been able to replace Karim Benzema in the starting lineup if the club had signed him.

Florentino Perez claims that signing Erling Haaland was irrelevant as Real Madrid already had clinical finisher like Benzema
Florentino Perez on Haaland’s transfer

For a long time, Haaland was linked with a move to Real Madrid, but he signed a contract with Premier League champions Manchester City instead.

Los Blancos also missed out on long-term target Kylian Mbappe this summer, as the Frenchman chose to renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

Despite failing to land either of these high-profile signings, Perez remained unconcerned. After previously claiming that Mbappe had been “forgotten,” the president now claimed that signing Haaland would have been a bad decision.

“We have the best nine in the world and we weren’t going to bring in Haaland to have him on the bench, right?” Florentino Perez told El Chiringuito. “We have no interest now other than to build the new team with the youngsters we have and some reinforcement.”

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Benzema has been in outstanding form in recent seasons, scoring 44 goals and assisting 15 times in just 46 games during the 2012/13 season. With his current form, he is a strong contender for the Ballon d’Or in 2022.

Despite missing out on Mbappe and Haaland, Real have already made two significant additions to their roster this summer, signing Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco and Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer when his Chelsea contract expired.

Florentino Perez claims that signing Erling Haaland was irrelevant as Real Madrid already had clinical finisher like Benzema

Benzema vs Haaland

Who is the most talented? Erling Haaland or Karim Benzema. Simply compare and contrast the goals of Karim Benzema and Erling Haaland. Not only Erling Haaland’s goals but also Erling Haaland’s market value.

Goals are never the main consideration. Goal Assists are also quite important. Let’s look up some statistics and compare Erling Haaland with Karim Benzema’s work:

Domestic Competitions

Karim Benzema has scored 35 goals in 70 domestic football matches while playing for 4,833 minutes. Erling Haaland, on the other hand, has played 14 domestic football matches and scored 9 goals in 720 minutes.

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Karim BenzemaStatisticsErling Haaland
2Yellow Cards2
Yellow cards 2
Red cards
4.833Minutes Played720

National Tournaments

Karim Benzema has appeared in 482 national football matches for his country, scoring 224 goals while playing for 33,487 minutes. Erling Haaland, on the other hand, has appeared in 102 national football matches, scoring 59 goals while playing for 5,887 minutes.

Karim BenzemaStatisticsErling Haaland
10Yellow Cards7
Yellow cards 2
Red cards
33.487Minutes Played5.887

Inter national Tournaments

Karim Benzema has scored 73 goals in 137 international football matches and has played for 9,891 minutes. Erling Haaland, on the other hand, has played 19 international football matches and scored 20 goals in 1,370 minutes.

Karim BenzemaStatisticsErling Haaland
2Yellow Cards3
Yellow cards 2
Red cards
9.891Minutes Played1.370

Market value and Social Media

Karim Benzema is a Real Madrid midfielder with a market value worth $27.50 million. Erling Haaland, who plays for Borussia Dortmund, has a market value of around $110.00 million.

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Karim BenzemaNameErling Haaland
$27.50mCurrent Market Value$110.00m
Centre-ForwardMain PositionCentre-Forward
Left Winger, Right WingerOther PositionSecond Striker
France AlgeriaCitizenshipNorway
Real MadridCurrent ClubBorussia Dortmund
Dec 19, 1987Date Of BirthJul 21, 2000
1,84 mHeight1,94 m
LyonPlace Of BirthLeeds

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