Real Madrid targets Kylian Mbappe after Neymar called off his transfer plans
Neymar became Real Madrid’s prime target after he made a move away from Barcelona last season and their last season target Kylian Mbappe opted to a loan move to PSG from Monaco despite Real Madrid’s interest. But the interest took a toll when Neymar sends the world message with his tweet of feeling proud to wear PSG’s new shirt for next season and PSG president Nasser El-Khelaifi 2000% assurance come handy after lifting Ligue 1 trophy. Now, Real Madrid once again targets their last season prime target Kylian Mbappe.
Sport claims, “In recent weeks, stories about Madrid’s interest in Neymar have grown, rumours which the club have not denied. It was the Brazilian who said the speculation was ‘annoying’ and Lionel Messi said it would be a ‘blow’ to Barcelona if the deal went through. PSG have also insisted that Neymar will not leave and it’s not the first time the possibility of Mbappe leaving has been raised.”
FIFA’s Financial Fair play rule may also force PSG to sell Mbappe in this upcoming window. They won’t be willing to spend €180 million on a single player as their loan contract for Mbappe with AS Monaco says so if they want the player on a permanent deal.
They also need to strengthen their squad. There are expectations that Edinson Cavani may make a move away and Thiago Motta have already said goodbye to his professional career. It creates room to fill in the void space in PSG squad and new manager Thomas Tuchel will also have some plans of his own.
It left Real Madrid to push for Kylian Mbappe once again. French international will go to the World Cup this summer and his performances will be under surveillance by Europe’s big clubs’ scouts. Real Madrid will be definitely one of them as they are planning to bring the player to Santiago Bernabeu for quite some time.