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‘It’ll be a cool thing’: Barcelona superstar comments on Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid



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Speaking during an interview with Tomasz Wlodarczyk, Barcelona superstar Robert Lewandowski has claimed that it would be cool to face Kylian Mbappe in La Liga if his move to Real Madrid goes through in the summer.

It is no secret at this point that Mbappe will be leaving PSG at the end of the season and even though there is nothing official yet, all signs point towards him joining Real Madrid.

Los Blancos have been long-time admirers of Mbappe and have been chasing his signing for years. The player, for his part, has also dreamt of playing for the Spanish capital club and came close to signing in 2022, only to change his mind.

Now, though, everything indicates that Real Madrid and Mbappe will join forces in the summer and Lewandowski would be looking forward to facing the French superstar in La Liga.

On the matter of Mbappe to Madrid, the Barcelona veteran striker said: “I don’t know if he officially moved to Real Madrid, so it’s difficult to comment.

“Perhaps it is better to wait until the news is officially confirmed. Because as far as I know, the announcement has not been made yet. There is no ‘Here we go’ yet, so it’s hard for me to comment!”

“Knowing Kylian and speaking to him in the past, I know that playing against him in La Liga will be a cool thing”, he added.

Mbappe wants presentation before Euros

As mentioned earlier, Real Madrid seem to have everything in place to sign Mbappe as a free agent in the summer.

In fact, it has been suggested that the French superstar could become the club’s new No. 9, with the shirt being left vacant this season following Karim Benzema’s exit.

Mbappe, for his part, wishes for his presentation as a Real Madrid player to take place before he flies off to play for France at the UEFA Euro 2024 in mid-June.

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Real Madrid’s best lineup next season with Kroos retiring, Mbappe and Endrick joining



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It is set up to be a transformative summer for Real Madrid. After the UEFA Champions League final has concluded and the grand showdown finally has a victor, the Merengues are expected to undergo a squad revamp.

Indeed, the Santiago Bernabeu is preparing to welcome several high-profile signings, while also bidding farewell to some beloved Madrid legends.

Considering the potential arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, as well as Toni Kroos’ recent retirement, here is how Real Madrid could shape up next season:


Having made a long-awaited return from injury, Thibaut Courtois is anticipated to guard Real Madrid’s goal next season once more.

The Belgian goalie has already started featuring in the starting XI and is expected to play against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final, too.

As such, his place for next season is hardly in doubt. However, unlike previous seasons, he will face much fiercer competition from Andriy Lunin, who has enjoyed a stellar campaign.


Fortifications in the defensive line remain high on Real Madrid’s priority list in the upcoming summer transfer window. However, even with the given options the Royal Whites boast assurance and grit in their back-line.

The likely occupants on the flanks would be Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy, who have both produced great exhibitions throughout the campaign.

Ferland Mendy has the full trust of Carlo Ancelotti. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Carvajal is known to punish defensive lines and on the defensive end, his anticipation of forwards has been equally appreciable.

Meanwhile, Mendy’s resurgence this season has earned him immense faith from the coaching staff, as his defensive aptitude continues to set him apart.

In the centre-back positions, Real Madrid are expected to rely on the dependable figures of Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao.

Real Madrid consider Rudiger to be indispensable owing to his front-footed style and the important role he has had to play amidst the injury crisis. Similarly, Militao is valued by the team as he proceeds to regain match fitness after recovering from a long-term injury.


The void of Toni Kroos in midfield will compel coach Carlo Ancelotti and co. to
reconsider their midfield strategy.

Real Madrid will be unable to count on Kroos next season. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Thankfully for Real Madrid, their succession stage had begun a while ago and they have ample options to trust in the center of the park.

With Aurelien Tchouameni protecting the base of midfield, Real Madrid will possess security and deep progression.

Ahead, occupying the interior midfield positions, Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga are well-suited to provide a combination of energy off the ball and threat in possession.

And to put the cherry on top, Jude Bellingham’s place as the number 10 behind the two strikers would certify his status as a pivotal playmaker and scorer in the team’s setup.

However, he is adept at making third-man runs and connecting the midfield with the offence and could play deeper to not only make up for Kroos’ absence but also facilitate more options up front.


Real Madrid’s offensive department is where the largest reform is expected to take place.

Kylian Mbappe’s goalscoring instincts need little introduction by now and he is thus anticipated to be fielded as the striker.

Vinicius Jr. is expected to take up the position as a secondary striker drifting from the left, something he has become quite accustomed to this season.

Endrick will have to battle for a starting spot. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

It is worth noting that Endrick could also play a part by either replacing Vinicius off the bench and playing off Mbappe.

It remains to be seen how many men forward Ancelotti will commit to but the presence of Mbappe and Vinicius seems set in stone, given their huge profiles and status in world football. How the manager uses Rodrygo Goes will be interesting to see as well.

All in all, considering Ancelotti’s proficiency in profiling players, Madrid fans can expect to see these stars play in favourable environments.

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