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Ex-Real Madrid forward believes Mbappe did not leave PSG because of ‘personal pressure’

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Former Real Madrid winger Jese Rodriguez has revealed that Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe informed him and other players who speak Spanish at the team that he would be joining Real Madrid.

Kylian Mbappe is thought to be the primary goal for Real Madrid over the last few transfer windows. And if reports are to be believed, the team from the capital city is ready to break the bank for the French superstar in the summer.

As reported before, the Madrid management is willing to spend a whopping €1 billion for his signature over the next four seasons. During the transfer itself, they would have to pay €150 million upfront apart from the usual signing-on bonus and commissions.

In all fairness, Madrid are desperate to find a forward mostly because the situation with a certain Karim Benzema isn’t ideal, to say the very least. The 35-year-old’s influence is slowly fading away and Madrid president, Florentino Perez, is of the idea that Mbappe would be a perfect candidate to replace the veteran Frenchman.

It must be remembered that Mbappe was close to joining the Madrid team earlier this year, but the young forward decided to sign an extension until 2025 instead.

Talking about the incident, Jese Rodriguez remembers that the player was, in fact, keen on joining Madrid but decided to listen to his heart instead.

“No, I didn’t speak to him again,” Jese told AS referring to his last conversation with the French forward. 

“But come on, it was clear to me because he told me [that he was going to sign for Madrid]. He said it to me and I say it to more people: to those of us who spoke Spanish. I think it was more personal pressure than professional pressure.

“All players make decisions, they can make mistakes or accept the decision. But people cannot be involved. For example, the president of France can’t tell you ‘don’t go here, you have to stay’. In my opinion, I think he felt more personal pressure than professional pressure to make a decision,” Jese concluded.

For now, there is no certainty over Mbappe’s future but it is said that now he has fulfilled his promises with the Qatar-owned team, he will not be stopped in the summer.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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