There is something frightening about the thought of Kylian Mbappe joining this Real Madrid side. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are already one of the best sides in Europe as demonstrated in their 4-0 rout of Girona, and the Frenchman’s arrival will only elevate their stature as the best in the world.
Signing Mbappe, however, has been the hurdle that Real Madrid have struggled to get past in recent years.
Despite the player’s repeated iterations that he wishes to join Los Blancos, he backed out at the last minute repeatedly with the latest rejection arriving last summer.
Now in the final six months of his contract and a renewal looking unlikely, there is hope that this could be the time the stars align.
Now, according to reports from RMC Sport, it is all over between Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain.
The player will announce his departure from the club in the coming weeks, confirming his intention of changing allegiance in the summer.
Real Madrid are the top candidate, albeit not the only one, to secure his signing in the summer should such an announcement arrive.
However, it remains to be seen if the two parties can reach a consensus over the financial element of the deal where they have struggled to reach middle ground in recent times.
The new condition
PSG have placed a renewal proposal on Mbappe’s table for two years at a whopping wage of €80 million per season.
Signing for Real Madrid could mean dropping down to a base salary of €15 million per season, which needless to say, is a steep drop.
As relayed earlier this week, however, Mbappe is adamant that he wishes to be the highest-paid player in the team, even above Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Jr.
Los Blancos will thus have to up their offer, and it remains to be seen if an agreement can be reached.
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.