Kylian Mbappé or Erling Haaland? Ex-Real Madrid Player Reveals Who’s a Better Fit

Real Madrid has been linked to Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland over the last few months. The Spanish side will reportedly land the Frenchman, but is the soon-to-be former Paris Saint-Germain star the right fit?

Former Merengue player Ivan Helguera recently spoke with Spanish media outlet Diario AS and noted which of the two players would be the better fit for Los Blancos.

Helguera states that the 25-year-old’s versatility makes him more of a fit for the La Liga side over the Norwegian striker. 

“They are both very good, but I think Mbappé is more valid for Madrid,” Helguera said (h/t Bernabeu Digital). “He can play on the wing, as a center forward, and even as a midfielder if you want. “Not Haaland. He’s a center forward, and that’s it.”

“Mbappé is easier to adapt to because of his way of playing, dribbling, he shows himself much more without the ball, to make a wall, if you have to play outside the area with him… All of that is easier for him than for Haaland, who is much more of a goal-scorer from the area. That’s why I think he’s more valid for Madrid, but they’re both a spectacle.”

Helguera also believes that the arrival of Mbappé will not disrupt the balance at Real Madrid. Still, Helguera wants to see the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner commit to defending. 

Mbappé has dealt with criticism during his time at Paris Saint-Germain. It will be interesting to see if the Frenchman will be able to improve the defensive play that will be needed of him as he transitions to the Spanish giants. 

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