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Former Arsenal star makes cheesy pick between Real Madrid’s pacey duo

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Real Madrid’s acquisition of Kylian Mbappe has made waves in European football this summer, with the Frenchman all set to join the club on a free transfer.

Mbappe’s arrival could make Real Madrid one of the best-attacking teams in the league, especially with him and Vinicius leading the frontline next season.

Both players are known for their pace and skill. But in a recent interaction, former Arsenal winger Theo Walcott playfully inserted himself into the ongoing debate about who’s faster.

Mbappe or Vinicius? Answer – Walcott

Walcott was asked by a reporter who he thought was quicker on the pitch. The once-feared speedster, known for terrorizing defences in his younger years, offered a tongue-in-cheek response: “Me.”

This lighthearted boast is sure to spark amusement amongst fans, particularly those who remember the early days of Walcott’s career when his blistering pace was a nightmare for defenders.

Walcott was a fearless winger in his time (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Time eventually took its toll, with Walcott retiring from professional football last summer. During his career, the forward notably featured in almost 400 competitive games for Arsenal.

Interestingly, Walcott never played against Real Madrid during his career. He did, however, play against Barcelona five times in the UEFA Champions League, though he was able to win only once.

Shifting our focus back to Vinicius and Mbappe, the upcoming season at Real Madrid promises a mouthwatering spectacle on the flanks, with both players renowned for leaving defenders in their dust.

Many already expect Mbappe to take the crown from Lionel Messi, as far as being crown jewel of La Liga is concerned.

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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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