Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid. The words the football world has seen headline all major media outlets are back once more, this time with renewed energy.
It is not the first time that Los Blancos have pushed for the Frenchman’s signing. Mbappe has come close to making the big-money move on several occasions now but has regularly backed out at the nth minute for a multitude.
Yet, there is something about the upcoming summer that appears different. Real Madrid’s firm stance that it is his final chance, coupled with the fact that he is in the final year of his contract make it the perfect time for the deal to reach its culmination.
News expected soon
In his recent update, journalist Mario Cortegana (via Ruben Martin’s YouTube channel) has only reinforced the news that has been going around this week.
The Athletic journalist forwards that something is expected to happen soon around the French forward.
He further adds that sources close to the club confirmed to him last Tuesday that they have the required roadmap to Mbappe’s signing. It is only a matter of time and is not expected to take long.
PSG refuse to give up
Despite most outlets conveying that Mbappe has decided to leave PSG, reports earlier today relayed that PSG are still hopeful.
The Parisiens have not given up and are willing to offer their talisman a lucrative contract to change his mind until the 25-year-old informs president Nasser Al-Khelaifi of his decision.
After all, signing for Real Madrid will require a massive economic compromise on the player’s part.
The Merengues are reportedly offering Mbappe a base salary of just €15 million. Needless to say, a lot will ride on whether the player opts for money or the club of his dreams.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.