World football’s most anticipated clash at the moment is the face-off between Real Madrid and PSG early next week. The clash on the heavyweights has several delicate confrontations that are worth individual headlines.
Lionel Messi’s return to Spain and Santiago Bernabeu indeed makes one big news. However, Kylian Mbappe facing off against his dream club is another fine detail that cant go unnoticed.
Real Madrid are said to be in pole position to sign Mbappe on a free transfer in June. However, the 23-year-old has so far refused to comment on the topic. When asked about his plans and Real Madrid in particular, Mbappe said,
“Even if I’m free to talk to Real Madrid I won’t out of respect for Paris, the game against Madrid changes a lot of things but I haven’t made my decision yet.” (h/t RMC Sport)
However, he then gave a small hint as to when he would talk about his next club.
“We’ll see what happens after the Madrid tie. Right now I won’t talk to the rival, even if I can.”
PSG are trying to renew the forward’s contract before the summer to recuperate at least part of their investment. It remains to be seen if Mbappe breaks the ice around his future after the clash against Real Madrid.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father:
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.