After three years without a Galáctico in the team (James Rodríguez was the last one to arrive), Florentino Pérez is ready to invest hundreds of millions in a new striker for the team. Eden Hazard and Kylian Mbappé are the two players with more odds to arrive to the Spanish capital.
According to the French newspaper L’Equipe, Real Madrid are ready to pay from €120M to €140M for the young striker, so it would be the most expensive transfer in football history, even more than Paul Pogba or Gareth Bale. Monaco know that they have a jewel in their squad and are ready to make some business with him. Los Blancos are convinced of the difficulty of signing Mbappé, especially after the negotiation for James Rodríguez, when Los Blancos paid €80M to Dmitry Rybolovlev, Monaco owner.
At least, Real Madrid have one competitor less to get Mbappé. According to the British newspaper The Times, Manchester City have discarded the option of signing Kylian Mbappè. The club owner Khaldoon Al Mubarak is not ready to pay €120M for just one player because the team needs several footballers to improve this year performance.
If Real Madrid are ready to undertake this signing, Karim Benzema, James Rodríguez or Gareth Bale should leave the club. Perhaps two of them. Los Blancos would need to cash in some money and make some room for the French striker in the dressing room before spending such amount of money.
Mbappé is highlighting this year after scoring 23 goals and giving 11 assists in the 37 games he’s played so far. Especially, he showed his quality in the important games of the Champions League, beating Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund with his goals. Now he has the challenge of helping Monaco to arrive to their second Champions League final in their history, but they have to beat Juventus in the semi-finals. Perhaps, Mbappé and Real Madrid meet at Cardiff in the beginning of June. This would mean that both clubs are fighting for the Champions League trophy.