It's so easy to forget that despite all the goals, they're both still under the age of 23, with Haaland not even 21 until the summer. Furthermore, what has been one of the main differences in the Ronaldo-Messi debate is how the Portuguese star has broke records and taken over the Serie A, Premier League and La Liga in his near two decades of dominance, as opposed to Messi's sole life in La Liga.
So, where these two end up could be the difference in who comes out on top.
"I know he's always said that his dream is to play for Real Madrid," said Zinedine Zidane back in 2019, which only added fuel to the fire of this already ongoing transfer saga.
What might, however, prevent Mbappe from joining Real is the fact he is a Parisian himself having been born and raised in Paris with local club AS Bondy, which is just 6.8 miles from the centre of Paris. The Frenchman hasn't publically declared himself a PSG fan, but regardless, this is his home by nature and it's always tough to leave, especially when you're winning.
It does, on the other hand, just seem like a matter of time until we see the PSG star move to Madrid and complete what is now quite known to be a dream move for him. If he jons Real, their history in the Champions League could bolster his chances of winning Europe's greatest prize which will only move him closer to legendary status, whilst of course, Real compete for La Liga each year.
As for Haaland, it's completely unknown where he will go, but Manchester City seems the most logical guess. The Dortmund star is 5/2 to join them this summer, and with his dad once playing there, City's need to replace Aguero, the club's superior finances to afford him above most, it all adds up to him moving to the Etihad. Furthermore, if the club can get Messi in the summer, which also looks likely, Haaland may want to join even more.
If the Norwegian moves to Manchester, not just will City potentially win the lot as they are already on course to do so this campaign, they will dominate for years to come once more and, Haaland's goals will only increase in that manner.
Only time will tell where the two go, but with Dortmund's selling nature and Mbappe's supposed dream to play for Real, the two might be on the move sooner rather than later and then we will see them become the stars that get plastered across the record books.