Speaking to a fan, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed his intentions to sign PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, but added that the move will not take place this year.
Mbappe has been pretty much an obsession at Real Madrid for years now. The Merengues appeared to be close to signing the 24-year-old superstar last summer when his contract with PSG was on the verge of expiry.
However, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner made a shock U-turn and renewed his contract with Les Parisiens. Mbappe’s new deal with PSG runs until 2024 with an option to extend by another twelve months provided the player consents.
But widespread reports claim that the attacker does not wish to trigger that option and plans to leave PSG as a free agent next year, with Real Madrid reportedly lying in wait.
And, Perez pretty much seems to have confirmed the Merengues’ plans to go after Mbappe’s signing next year when his contract with PSG expires.
A fan asked the Real Madrid supremo: “Florentino, will you sign Mbappé?”
In response, Perez said: “Yes. But not this year.”
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How Perez’s plans to sign Mbappe next year impact Real Madrid’s transfer plans for the upcoming summer remains to be seen.
Having lost Karim Benzema, the Spanish capital giants need to rope in a top-quality replacement, with Tottenham superstar Harry Kane being linked.
However, it has been suggested that Perez might decide not to go after the England captain as it could affect the Mbappe operation for next year. As such, he might prioritise a move for the French superstar in 2024 rather than investing in a top forward this summer.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.