Real Madrid continue to keep tabs on the top players in the market and are especially monitoring strikers that would help make up for Karim Benzema’s departure.
The Merengues were banking on Kylian Mbappe’s arrival this summer, as PSG’s plan to further ostracize him from the team before the start of the campaign was believed to push him out of the team once and for all.
However, Mbappe informed the Ligue 1 side that he will not leave the team this summer, as he wishes to fulfill the duration of his contract.
This has come across as a significant blow for Real Madrid, who were aiming to strengthen their forward line with the inclusion of Mbappe.
Now, as per Christopher Michel of SPORT1, since Mbappe is likely to stay another season with the Parisians, Real Madrid are looking for other options.
And the report claims Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani has emerged as an option for Real Madrid, with his agent in contact with Real Madrid.
The star man from Frankfurt is attracting interest from all across Europe and could be on the move this summer, considering his contract expires soon.
The €80 million-rated forward has been regarded as one of Europe’s most lethal young centre-forwards, as he boasts an innately complete skillset, ideal to fill in Benzema’s big boots.
Kolo Muani thrives in deeper areas of the pitch and possesses the ability to spray line-breaking passes forward. Moreover, his interpretation of space allows him to bag a number of goals.
The 24-year-old had been linked with a move to PSG as well, while Real Madrid have been keeping tabs on him for some time now.
With contacts now reportedly resuming, it will be interesting to see if it leads to something substantial.
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.”