Real Madrid bosses are focused on getting Kylian Mbappé on board. He should be the new Galáctico for Florentino Pérez, although it won’t be easy to tie him. Los Blancos have done one step more and Zinedine Zidane called the player last week to try to convince him to play with Los Blancos.
According to the French newspaper L’Equipe, Zidane and Mbappé had a conversation last week. The manager told the Mónaco footballer that he’s very welcomed in Madrid and he will have a lot of minutes if he finally decides to go to Spain. Actually, this is one of the key points, because Mbappé doesn’t want to stay on the bench with the World Cup around the corner and he’d have a lot of competitors in the squad.
The newspaper said that if any of Real Madrid stars leave this summer, there will be room for Mbappé. Actually, L’Equipe published that Gareth Bale could join Manchester United during the summer, so Mbappé could be his replacement. However, at this moment it’s more likely that Cristiano Ronaldo leaves, after the accusations of fraud, or the departures of James Rodríguez and Álvaro Morata, both uncomfortable with their role with Zidane.
This week Zinedine Zidane travelled to Madrid to meet president Florentino Pérez. Both were discussing the strategy of the summer. There are up to seven players whose future in uncertain. It will depend on what they decide to sign new players. Obviously, Mbappé is the first target, however some sources say that Monaco have already rejected an offer for €100M. Therefore, Real Madrid would need to spend around €150M to sign him, the most expensive transfer in the club history.
It could be also a quite risky operation. Mbappé only played one season as a top level player. It’s true that he won the French League with Monaco and reached the Champions League semi-finals with great performances in the knock-out stages, but he has only shown his quality one year.