Real Madrid’s top priority ahead of the summer transfer is finally completing the signing of Kylian Mbappe, who has been on their transfer radar for nearly half-a-decade at this point.
The Frenchman becomes a free agent in the summer, and is between Madrid and PSG for his future.
The Spanish capital outfit are confident that this is the transfer window where Mbappe finally joins them. Players such as Rodrygo have also openly spoken about the possibility of playing with him next season and beyond.
And on the last few months of his contract, Mbappe is free to negotiate with any team he wants over a pre-contract. However, no decision has been made by him yet.
In fact, according to reports from Mario Cortegana, Mbappe was leaning towards joining Madrid in the summer, but his decision has been delayed for now because influential members in his entourage are unconvinced by Los Blancos‘ offer.
If reports are to believed, Madrid are understandably not ready to pay Mbappe quite as much as he is earning at PSG, which is close to €72 million annually.
They will still make him the highest-paid player in Europe alongside a signing bonus worth over €100 million. The Frenchman is reportedly looking for €50 million in wages, to add to that.
The report also confirms that Madrid’s offer to Mbappe is lower than what they tabled to him last time, which is causing concern within his camp about the transfer.
Two years ago, when Mbappe was close to leaving PSG on a Bosman move, Madrid offered him €130 million in signing bonus and a salary of €26 million net per year. However, he turned down the offer and ended up renewing his contract with the French giants instead.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.