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Real Madrid will not bother themselves with Kylian Mbappe after summer saga – report
Real Madrid are a club always synonymous when it comes to Kylian Mbappe’s future. The reigning European champions were widely expected to sign the French forward in the summer, before the player made a surprising U-turn by extending his contract at PSG.
Mbappe signed a multimillion deal with PSG that not only increased his salary but also granted him additional privileges within the club’s hierarchy.
However, as we brace ourselves for the upcoming January transfer window, Mbappe’s relationship with the PSG board has deteriorated due to a series of reasons.
The player is reportedly demanding that he be made the leader of the club, which is a difficult proposition given the club also boast the services of Lionel Messi. The Argentine is even poised to sign a contract extension at PSG.
So naturally, it will not come as a surprise to see Mbappe entertain the idea of leaving Parc des Princes, perhaps in favour of a move to Real Madrid.
However, according to MARCA, the Whites have no intention of going back for the Frenchman and have made their mind up about Mbappe. They were dealt a massive blow in the summer when the player opted to remain at PSG, despite a great many efforts from the club.
The report suggests Real Madrid will not link themselves to Mbappe ever again. Should the player try to force his way out of PSG and join Los Blancos, the road will be blocked in front of him.
This is because the Spanish giants have set out a clear purpose as far as their transfer policy is concerned. They do not wish to disrupt the harmony of the squad by signing an expensive player like Mbappe.
Instead, Real Madrid are focusing on signing a young midfielder next summer, with Jude Bellingham emerging as one of the top targets.
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Real Madrid could be in trouble with RFEF if too many Spanish players leave
It is astounding that despite being the biggest club in Spain, Real Madrid do not have many Spanish players to show for it.
Los Blancos do indeed boast of a special diversity in the dressing room, but their lack of locally trained players could pose problems according to MARCA.
The Spanish outlet confirms that UEFA does not mandate the inclusion of any minimum number of locally grown players for a club. However, the Spanish federation stipulates that a club in Spain must boast of at least eight players who meet a specific set of conditions.
Of the aforementioned eight candidates, there must be at least four players who have spent three seasons or 36 months at the club between the ages of 15 and 21.
Currently, only Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, Federico Valverde, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Mariano make up the required number on that front.
The problem, however, arises with the condition for the other four players in the list of eight. RFEF stipulates that the second set of four players must have completed at least 36 months in teams attached to the federation of Spain between the ages of 15 and 21.
Only Jesus Vallejo, Alvaro Odriozola, Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos tick the aforementioned box. However, all four players have uncertain futures at the club and are well-placed to depart in the summer.
There are thus big decisions to be taken over the transfer strategy for June. Real Madrid can work ways to ship all four players out, it would require the re-integration of players like Sergio Arribas, Miguel Gutierrez or Fran Garcia to ensure the fulfilment of the criteria.
With both Vallejo and Odriozola seemingly frozen out of Ancelotti’s plans, their departures from Santiago Bernabeu appear inevitable. Thus, the management could be forced to renew one of Asensio or Ceballos come June.