Khvicha Kvaratckhelia is among the most in-form players in the world at the moment. At 22 years of age, he has lit up Serie A with his brilliance and is knocking on the doors of a big money transfer.
The winger has a whopping eight goal contributions in his last five games including the vital opener in Napoli’s recent game against Sassuolo. Needless to say, his fine form has caught the attention of several clubs across the globe.
According to reports from AS, Real Madrid are amongst the clubs tracking Kvaratskhelia for the upcoming transfer windows. However, his signing will cost the Merengues north of €100 million if he were to join in the summer.
The Georgian international’s contract with Napoli runs until the summer of 2027, giving the club enough room to negotiate a big-money move without budging on their stance.
In 19 Serie A games for the Naples-based side this season, Kvaratskhelia has scored ten goals and provided nine assists. Furthermore, he has created 11 big chances and played 1.7 key passes per game.
Earlier this week, the player’s agent opened up on the interest in his client from clubs across the globe but insisted that it did not disturb the forward’s commitment.
“There’s a lot of interest from many clubs but he’s only focused on Napoli. He loves the club and the city, he won’t join any other Italian club. We’ve not received new deal proposal yet.”
While the player would fit Carlo Ancelotti’s plans like a hand in a glove, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid continue to pursue the player given Vinicius’ presence in the squad.
Further, the large price tag could serve as a deterrent, especially given that the Merengues are eyeing a big-money move for Jude Bellingham.
Real Madrid the most likely destination for Kylian Mbappe with Liverpool not pushing for transfer
Journalist Florian Plettenberg has affirmed that despite Liverpool’s continued interest, Real Madrid remain the most realistic destination for Kylian Mbappe either for next year or the year after that.
As far as PSG are concerned, the Ligue 1 champions are totally relaxed over the drama as they are now financially secure for his possible departure. Nonetheless, Liverpool are not at all pushing for the player which leaves Real Madrid as the only team as suitors.
Mbappe has declined an extension offer from PSG, as his current deal is set to expire in 2024 and the 24-year-old forward seems poised to determine his future destination sooner rather than later.
As for Real Madrid, while they have denied holding any talks with the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner, the interest in him has always been there as he remains one of the club’s main targets for 2024.
One last attempt for Mbappe?
Real Madrid have been chasing Mbappe since 2021 and while there have been instances when he almost joined, the move has always failed to materialise for some reason.
Last year, he ended up signing a new contract and this year, as he looked certain to leave PSG, a sudden change of heart saw him stay put. Now, there are going to be some repercussions of his continued ignorance.
These repercussions Mbappe will experience if rejects Madrid once again as it is said that the team from the Spanish capital is fed up with playing this game and if the move fails next summer, the door for Mbappe will be closed forever.
On the contrary, Plettenberg reports that it is not a matter of if for Mbappe, but a matter of when.
So even if they somehow miss out on his acquisition this summer, they will be able to sign him in 2025 as they are currently the only team running for his signature.