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Real Madrid ready to spend €1 billion to sign Kylian Mbappe next summer – report



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Real Madrid are expected to go all out for Paris-Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe next summer, with a report from La Gazzetta Dello Sport (h/t SPORT) even claiming that they are prepared to spend a whopping €1 billion for his signature.

Now, the aforementioned figure does sound preposterous and astronomical but the Italian outlet has given a brief breakdown of the operation.

It claims that Madrid prepared a detailed study of the transfer and that they are willing to pay €630 million for the next four seasons. During the transfer itself, they would have to pay €150 million upfront apart from the usual signing-on bonus and commissions.

All this would take his transfer valuation to upto €1000 million across four seasons. 

Now, Madrid do know that spending such an amount would be a definitive market blow, but they are in a situation that isn’t ideal. All this because a certain Karim Benzema is slowly fading away.

In all fairness, one cannot really blame the Ballon d’Or winner anyway. He is already 35 and is struggling with injuries. This has put Madrid in a state of alarm as they need someone to lead the line next season and for that, they believe Mbappe is a perfect candidate.

In that sense, Madrid have listed several top-level performers but Mbappe is said to be topping the list as Florentino Perez is convinced of his capabilities mostly because he sees him as a perfect investment not only from a business point of view but also from a sporting sense.

And for that, the Real Madrid president has already informed Mbappe’s entourages that his team is willing to go all out for the attacker.

As far as the player is concerned, if he wants to move to Madrid in the first place, he needs to put effort from his own end as well, as his current deal with PSG runs until 2025.

The aforementioned outlet says that the player intends to have a talk with PSG soon to make it clear that he wants to make a move. He is of the idea that he has complied with all the conditions that were put forward during his previous extension and now that it’s all taken care of, the team from Paris will not give him hard time while leaving.

For now, while he will continue to serve his team and will aim to win the UEFA Champions League, he will want to take a giant leap in his sports career when the season is over.

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Real Madrid defender involved in a heated altercation with Barcelona player after El Clasico



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Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal and Barcelona goalkeeper Arnau Tenas were involved in a heated altercation following the latter’s 2-1 win in the recent El Clasico.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Madrid defender was seen saying something provocatory to the Barcelona keeper in the aftermath of the game.

Tenas was walking towards his teammates, who were celebrating the win in a huddle. The 21-year-old was interrupted by the Madrid defender who put his hand around the stopper’s neck while pointing his index finger towards him.

While it is unclear what Carvajal actually said to the keeper, the words worked their way like a sword as the young keeper looked extremely angry. Thankfully, Jordi Alba was attentive to the situation and rushed towards the players.

While Carvajal was seen walking back to the dressing room, Tenas had to be controlled by the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Thibaut Courtois and Ronald Araujo and the likes of Alba and Carlos Naval, the Barça delegate, asked the Madrid defender not to inflame the situation further.

There is simply no love lost between Carvajal and Tenas and it remains to be seen how the two will greet each other when Real Madrid and Barcelona cross paths once again in three week’s time, this time in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final at Camp Nou. It must be remembered that Madrid are trailing the tie 0-1.

As for the recent fixture, Madrid were once again beaten by Barcelona despite taking an early lead through Araujo’s own goal.

The Blaugrana got back into the game through Sergi Roberto’s goal before Franck Kessie, whose attempt in injury time found the bottom corner, sealed the win for his team.

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