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Ancelotti ‘has a problem’ on his hands with Kylian Mbappe signing, says ex-teammate

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Radamel Falcao, a former player for Atletico Madrid, recently spoke about Kylian Mbappe’s potential move to Real Madrid and what it means for the team and his career. 

According to Falcao, Real Madrid’s manager, Carlo Ancelotti, will have the crucial task of deciding where Mbappe should play on the field. 

On the other hand, he also believes that joining Real Madrid would significantly boost Mbappe’s chances of winning the prestigious Ballon d’Or award.

“[Mbappe is] “closer to the Ballon d’Or,” said Falcao as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

“Surely being there he will be closer to winning it,” he added.

Headache for Ancelotti?

Reflecting on his time playing alongside Mbappe during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons at Monaco, Falcao emphasized Mbappe’s undeniable talent. 

However, he acknowledged that while there is no question about Mbappe’s immense potential, integrating him into the team presents a challenge.

Radamel Falcao things Kylian Mbappe will pose a big problem for Carlo Ancelotti. (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)

He pointed out that the real challenge lies with Ancelotti. Despite Real Madrid’s already impressive achievements this season, adding Mbappe to the roster could lead to even greater dominance on the field. 

“The problem is for the coach. Obviously, the team has won everything this season, and with his arrival, they will surely dominate more. 

“If everything is in order and in harmony, they will dominate more, it will be more difficult for the defenders,” said the Colombian.

Mbappe is good at making quick decisions 

Falcao also shared his personal experiences of playing with Mbappe, highlighting the significant impact the young forward made. 

He noted that Mbappe’s ability to make excellent decisions on the field at such a young age was truly remarkable. 

This quality, Falcao mentioned, is what sets elite players apart and was particularly surprising and impressive when he played alongside Mbappe.

“The difference he made was big.

“He generally made very good decisions, which is what makes the difference in the elite, that surprised me at that age,” added Falcao.

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  1. Adrian

    June 5, 2024 at 8:52 am

    Negative opinions from Falcao. I was expecting more maturity from him but he seems rotten by envy on the inside. The harmony will be perfect between Mbappe and Vinicius and Rodrygo, just like it was between Benzema and the Brazilian boys.

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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