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Mbappe wants Real Madrid announcement to take place before departing for Euros

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The Real Madrid-Kylian Mbappe saga has been one of the most closely followed transfer stories in recent football history.

Real Madrid’s interest in Kylian Mbappe dates back to his early days at AS Monaco and the club have since then watched his progress closely.

Despite coming close on a few occasions to acquire his services in the past, late twists in the tale have prevented the Merengues from uniting with the 2018 World Cup winner.

However, as the 2024 summer transfer window looms, the reunion both parties have long been yearning for may finally be fulfilled.

Mbappe’s decision to leave PSG as a free agent has become public knowledge by now, with Real Madrid poised to be his ultimate destination.

Mbappe wants announcement before Euro

It was recently reported that certain complications were coming up regarding Real Madrid’s presentation of Mbappe, as the club must negotiate with the French Football Federation to allow him to temporarily leave the team’s training camp.

Despite these hurdles, according to MARCA (h/t Madrid Zone) Kylian Mbappe wants his move to Real Madrid to be official before Euro 2024, which is what the club hopes for as well.

Mbappe will arrive at Real Madrid this summer. (Photo by Franco Arland/Getty Images)

An announcement before the tournament kicks off in Berlin will allow the French forward to fully focus on his national team’s endeavours and not stress about any future transfer speculation.

Given that his contract with PSG does not expire until June 30, it poses another additional hurdle for the two parties.

Considering Mbappe has regarded Real Madrid as his dream destination as a child and aims to win the Champions League and Ballon d’Or in the royal white jersey, he will be eager to get the move wrapped up as soon as possible.

Time will tell when the presentation takes place, but Real Madrid are keen on it transpiring in the first or second week of June after the Champions League final has taken place.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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