A great Real Madrid coach told me one day that “the worst part of footballers are usually their parents,” and Erling Haaland’s old man certainly lived up to these expectations. In a club there are many stories about fathers and sons. But the fact is that Madrid has been learning for some time that when you sign a footballer, you also sign his entourage. It is precisely for this reason that Neymar did not arrive. Los Blancos decided to forego the signing of the Brazilian after ‘O Pai’ demanded ownership of the star as a condition for getting him into the famous white shirt.
Alfie Haaland’s spectacle at the Bernabéu, throwing peanuts at the Madrid fans, among other embarassments, is not going to come without a price. Real Madrid take note of these things and do not want such nonsense in Chamartín. It is embarrassing that the club’s private security had to evict him from the stands after he provoked the local fans. Once calm again, he wanted to justify himself on Twitter by saying that those people were at fault, angry about De Bruyne’s goal. Even if that were the case, which I highly doubt, nothing justifies his insults and provocations.
Real Madrid’s Haaland-Mbappé decisions
What Haaland senior doesn’t know is that what he’s actually done is a favour for the mother of Kylian Mbappé. The constant objective of Real Madrid is to sign the world’s best, and there is no doubt that Mbappé and Haaland (although he did not show it during his first game at the Bernabéu) are among them. Fayza Lamari, Mbappé's mother, became infamous among Madridistas for raising her son’s price by ten million every time he opened his mouth.
Florentino is a businessman, sensu stricto. Have no doubt, therefore, that when the time comes, he would rather deal with Lamari’s greed than Alfie’s education. It’s simply a question of principles.