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Real Madrid’s operation to sign Kylian Mbappe could cost €230-250 million – report

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According to the latest report from Carlos Carpio of MARCA, PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe wants to join Real Madrid immediately. The operation is expected to cost Los Blancos between €230 million to €250 million.

There have been multiple points in the ongoing transfer window where the Frenchman’s move to Spain appeared imminent. However, in no instance did the deal make any tangible process.

A tale of two parties

Nasser Al-Khelaifi gave Mbappe a deadline to make a binding decision on his future. The youngster was supposed to revert to the Ligue 1 champions with his conformed position by July 19th.

His decision to maintain silence beyond the prescribed date did not go down well in Paris, and Mbappe was subsequently dropped from the squad travelling to Asia for pre-season.

PSG are willing to throw the kitchen sink to facilitate his sale this summer. They are demanding an exorbitant amount worth close to €250 million for his transfer but unfortunately do not have much leverage over his future.

Real Madrid’s efforts to reduce the price tag

Mbappe to join Real Madrid soon? (Photo by TOM MASSON/AFP via Getty Images)

While PSG demand well in excess of €200 million for their star forward, it is clear that Real Madrid will do everything possible to bring that number down.

Only one year remains on Mbappe’s deal with the French outfit, and Florentino Perez will look to use the same as his trump card.

If the French club do not concede, Real Madrid can opt to wait another season and snap up his services next summer for free. The pressure, thus, is on the French champions now.

Immediate incorporation

If Real Madrid’s recent defeat in El Clasico is anything to go by, it is clear that the team needs a quality centre-forward.

While Mbappe is not exactly a traditional number nine, he brings effective finishing to the table and Los Blancos thus hope to rope him in before the season begins.

With Mbappe also keen to secure a move right away, things could get moving soon, but the entire operation could cost around €230-250 million.

The management hope to finalise his transfer by the second week of August, and one can thus hope for rapid developments from here on.

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  1. Mandla

    August 1, 2023 at 2:58 am

    Excellent buying and great capture by our club.

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Benzema talks Vinicius, Mbappe, Ballon d’Or, decision to leave Real Madrid

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Last Saturday marked a special moment for Real Madrid fans as Karim Benzema, the former captain and Ballon d’Or winner, made his return to Spain. 

This visit was his first in over a year and has generated significant excitement among his supporters. Benzema, now playing for Al Ittihad, was set to participate in a pre-season friendly match against Elche at Estadi Olímpic Camilo Cano.

The Al Ittihad team had been gearing up for the new season by holding training sessions in Benidorm, a well-known Spanish coastal town that is a favourite among tourists. 

This picturesque setting has provided a perfect backdrop for the team’s preparations, blending hard work with the beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean coast.

Benzema’s return to Spain is not just about playing one match. The 36-year-old striker is also set to face two of his old rivals in upcoming games. 

Al Ittihad has scheduled matches against Sevilla on July 26 and Real Betis on August 3. These encounters are highly anticipated, as Benzema has a long history with both clubs from his time in La Liga.

Real Madrid hold a special place

During a recent training session, Benzema took some time to sit down for an interview with MARCA, he shared his thoughts on his return to Spain and his enduring connection to Real Madrid. 

Real Madrid will have a special place in Karim Benzema’s life. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Benzema made it clear that, despite moving on to a new chapter in his career, Real Madrid will always hold a special place in his heart.

“[Last season was] spectacular, very good. Real Madrid are always the best team in the world. Players come and go, but Real Madrid will always be at the top, at the very top. It is the best and will continue to prove it,” he began saying.

“Joy. A lot,” said when asked about Madrid’s recent UEFA Champions League triumph. 

“It’s my team and I will always be on the side of Real Madrid and my teammates. It’s logical. Real Madrid is Real Madrid, something unique.”

Decision to leave Real Madrid

The 36-year-old forward left Real Madrid last year and when asked if he regrets he decision, he added,

“Some come and others go. It’s like that and it will always happen. It was the right moment. Of course, I look back and feel happy. 

“Last season they gave a sensation of power, of good football and that’s why they won the Champions League and the League. Today I don’t see any other team that can be better than Real Madrid,” he said.

Furthermore, when asked if there is any team capable of threatening Real Madrid, he said, 

“It’s the best team in the world. It’s always strong and fighting for everything. I stand there, look around and don’t see any team that’s capable of being better.”

Benzema picks Vini Jr for Ballon d’Or

Karim Benzema says Vinicius Jr deserves to win the Ballon d’Or. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

This year’s race for the Ballon d’Or is going to heat up as multiple players have made the case for themselves. However, Benzema thinks that Vinicius must win the honour.

“Ballon d’Or? I’m going to say Vini because he deserves it for his season and not just for what he’s done this year, but also for what he’s done last year. 

“He was also above the rest with his football and what he does with the ball. He’s a kid, a complete footballer”

Speaking about Vinicius, he added, “He can win a game on his own, of course with the help of his teammates, but he is very good when Real Madrid needs him and that is why I think he deserves it. 

“He is always there and he always shows up. For all of that, my favourite is Vini.”

Benzema’s thoughts on Mbappe

Karim Benzema says Kylian Mbappe was destined for Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

The 2023/24 season had no owner of the number 9 shirt at Real Madrid, but Mbappe’s arrival has now fulfilled that. Speaking about his compatriot’s move, Benzema explained,

“Sooner or later he will play for Real Madrid. I have always thought that and that is what has happened. He is a great player.”

Lastly, when asked about Madrid’s dominance and if they can repeat the success of last season, he said, 

“Of course, of course. Really. I just don’t see a team that can be better than Real Madrid. Really. They have everything. Players, coach and president.”

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