It is no secret that Real Madrid are willing to go all out for Kylian Mbappe. The French superstar’s arrival is the ultimate objective for Florentino Perez, and the club president would seemingly go to any extent to secure the operation.
According to reports from Juan Ignacio G-Ochoa on Radio MARCA, there could be a big direct price for Los Blancos to pay on that front. In what comes as a surprising revelation, the journalist states that Real Madrid could sell either Federico Valverde or Aurelien Tchouameni to facilitate the dream transfer.
The objective is to recoup at least €80 million to €100 million from the sale of one of the two aforementioned players so as to invest big in the PSG star. With the midfield now looking to have surplus resources, Valverde and Tchouameni could end up being sold if a good offer comes along.
Both players have been the target of constant proposals from across Europe in recent weeks. So far, however, the need to sell one of them did not arise.
Chelsea have repeatedly shown interest in Valverde’s profile, but the player has not entertained any such approaches in the past. The Uruguayan dreams of wearing the captain’s armband one day and is said to be considered an option to play on the right flank for the coming season.
Tchouameni’s future has also been far from secure. The French international saw a steep fall in prominence towards the business end of last season, and rumours of a departure have loomed large.
Yet, reports state that the manager sees Tchouameni as a starter in the coming season. Such is Carlo Ancelotti’s faith in the youngster that he has declared him to be off the transfer market.
It remains to be seen as to which player Los Blancos opt to sacrifice for the greater good. Before that, however, Real Madrid will require Mbappe to make a strong move to push through his transfer to Spain.
Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”
Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.
It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.
After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.
It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.
Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”
On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”
It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:
“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”
Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:
“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”
The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:
“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”
Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:
“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”