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Mbappe move very difficult for Real Madrid this summer, next year a possibility – Romano
In the midst of speculations linking Jude Bellingham to a move to Santiago Bernabeu, the Telegraph revealed a rather exciting story this week, suggesting the club could make a move for Kylian Mbappe this summer.
The report revealed how the Spanish giants potentially see a market opportunity to bag the services of the Paris Saint-Germain, due to the ongoing mass exodus that is likely to happen at the French club this summer.
However, it is going to be a tricky affair for Real Madrid to go after Mbappe in the coming summer, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian transfer expert has pointed out certain difficulties Real Madrid may face in pursuing the Frenchman.
He suggests PSG will likely keep hold of the former AS Monaco starlet, knowing Neymar may leave the club while Lionel Messi has been linked with a return to Barcelona.
Romano says there is no way PSG will be on board with the idea of losing three of their main stars in the coming summer. He further suggests that the French club may even build a different squad around the French international.
However, the Italian journalist has admitted that Mbappe will always be an option for Real Madrid, especially in 2024.
It is worth noting that the Spanish giants have been eyeing a move for either Mbappe or Erling Haaland in 2024, as part of their plans to replace the ageing Karim Benzema.
But in the meantime, Real Madrid will be better advised to focus on Bellingham. Despite recent reports revealing that the midfielder has agreed to join Los Blancos, the operation is far from difficult and must require an agreement with Borussia Dortmund before it can be finalised.
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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.