As the 2022 summer transfer window approached, only one high-profile transfer seemed to be written in stone – Kylian Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid. The Frenchman had been linked with the Merengues for years and it was taken for granted that he would join his dream club on a free transfer.
Yet, the move collapsed in a matter of hours. A late lucrative contract offer from PSG changed Mbappe’s mind and the forward signed an extension in Paris. Needless to say, Los Blancos felt hard done by the player and it was reported that they would not pursue Mbappe in the future.
But according to reports from Romain Molina, Real Madrid have changed their stance on the situation. The European champions will go for the PSG star again if there is an opportunity. Contacts between the two parties never broke despite the player’s contract extension and the train for his signing passes again.
The sudden news about Mbappe’s future comes as a result of his situation at PSG. Despite having a good season statistically, the Frenchman is said to be unhappy at the club as he feels betrayed by Les Parisiens, who allegedly have failed to keep the promises made to him at the time of his contract signing.
One such promise on which PSG failed to deliver was the signing of Aurelien Tchouameni in the summer, with Mbappe recommending him. But the Parisian giants were beaten to his capture by Real Madrid.
The 23-year-old is also said to be disgruntled about his position on the field, while his relationship with Neymar has completely broken down too. With the situation being as it is, Mbappe reportedly wants to get out of the club as early as possible, with Real Madrid emerging as his preferred destination.
Given his recent extension, Los Blancos can no longer sign the youngster on a free transfer. Considering that PSG’s valuation of him is close to the €400 million mark, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid are serious in their pursuit of him.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.