The Kylian Mbappe rumours have once again started to circulate within the European media lately, with speculations suggesting the Frenchman wants to quit PSG in the upcoming January transfer window. Real Madrid have reportedly emerged as the priority for the attacker.
However, in a recent media interaction, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reacted to the Mbappe rumours for the first time, suggesting that the club are not listening to rumours and are happy with their current crop of players.
“No, I’m not tired about Kylian Mbappé rumours — but I’m not even reading the stories about Mbappé!” he said (h/t Fabrizio Romano).
Adding to his comment, Perez admitted that he is happy with the current crop of attackers Real Madrid have at their disposal. He even floated the idea of Brazilian duo Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo potentially winning the Ballon d’Or in the future.
“We have a great future with Vinícius and Rodrygo — they’re top players, they can win the Ballon d’Or,” he added.
Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo have indeed emerged as two of the most consistent performers at Santiago Bernabeu this season, with the duo contributing 12 goals between them.
Vinicius was notably ranked eighth in the Ballon d’Or last evening, with his attacking teammate Karim Benzema winning the prestigious trophy.
Perez’s comments come in the midst of speculations over Real Madrid’s potential move for Erling Haaland. The Norwegian international has reportedly emerged as the transfer priority for Los Blancos, who have no intention to pursue Mbappe.
Perez, meanwhile, is not the only figure to react to recent speculations, as Mbappe himself has denied these rumours lately. However, given the nature of these two parties, it would perhaps not be wise to rule out anything just yet.
€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.