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Real Madrid president wants to inaugurate the new Bernabeu with Mbappe’s signing – report



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The saga of Kylian Mbappe, his admiration of Real Madrid and his dream move to Santiago Bernabeu has been a recurring theme for years. Every time the world sees the deal to be closed, a new complication arises.

The men in white have failed twice already in signing the Paris Saint-Germain star and reports earlier in the season confirmed that they had given up his pursuit for good. Mundo Deportivo, however, reveals the other train of thought running in Florentino Perez’s mind.

According to the Spanish outlet, the president of Real Madrid wishes to light up the inauguration of the new Santiago Bernabeu with the unveiling of the club’s next Galactico signing. After all, it would only be poetic to do so.

Kylian Mbappe, in such a situation, is the club’s number one target. The French winger is seen to have a global pull like few others in the world of football, and Real Madrid see it as fitting for him to don white.

Unlike previous years, however, Los Blancos will not be the ones pulling the string this time around. The Merengues will pursue Mbappe only if the player himself is ready to negotiate his departure with Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Signing the chequebook is the only procedure Perez wishes to indulge in.

Convincing PSG will be the limiting factor in the entire transaction, especially given that Mbappe is the centre-piece of their blueprint. Considering their runs across all competitions and the potential departure of Lionel Messi, the French prodigy may no longer find Paris as tempting.

In 29 Ligue 1 appearances for Christophe Galtier’s side, the 24-year-old has scored a stunning 23 goals and provided four assists. His UEFA Champions League campaign was stellar too, studded with seven goals and three assists in just eight appearances.

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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season



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Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.

Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.

According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.

Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.

After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.

Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.

The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.

However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.

Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.

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