Will Real Madrid sign Kylian Mbappé?
It’s no surprise that yet again a world-class talent is heavily linked with Real Madrid, and the situation has been on hold since Kylian Mbappé‘s permanent move to PSG from his former club AS Monaco. The French international left everyone flabbergasted way before the World Cup by winning the league with Monaco and breaking the wheel of PSG’s dominance in the French League.
Back in 2017, President Florentino Pérez was eager to sign the, then 19-year-old Mbappé, who has been a proponent of the club and a Madridista himself. His admiration for former Real Madrid player and legend Cristiano Ronaldo has never been a secret. After missing out on the signing of Neymar in 2013, the Madrid President has been meaning to make up for it, which led to Gareth Bale joining the club in the same year, but Pérez is not satisfied just yet.
Signing great players in their prime has always been the Real Madrid way, the Galactico way. After a devastating Champions League final, it’ll only be fair to say that Mbappé is hungrier for European glory now, more than ever. The chances of Mbappé staying are narrowed down even more after the club captain Thiago Silva told the authorities that the Champions League final was the skipper’s last game for the Parisian club.
Following the defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final in Lisbon, PSG lost its best possible chance to capitalise on its European Glory, considering the talent in the squad.
Kylian Mbappé would be the missing piece for Real Madrid
If you look closely, PSG possesses one of the most unbalanced squads, when it comes to defence, and Thiago Silva’s departure means the defensive line will be even more vulnerable when it comes to experience and leadership. The Brazilian has been an anchor at the back and clinical in corners with his heading abilities, giving the rest of the squad a shoulder to lean on. With Silva’s departure, PSG needs a strong centre back, which will be a difficult need to address this year, considering the circumstances of the pandemic and the lack of centre backs available on the transfer market.
PSG has been dominating the Ligue 1 for eight years now, only losing once in 2017 to AS Monaco, with a total of nine league titles, seven of which have come in the last eight years. It’s almost every year that PSG outperforms every other French club, be it in the league or domestic cups but unfortunately, the Parisians are yet to be crowned champions of Europe.
Kylian Mbappé has won a lot of silverware for a 21-year-old, which includes the unforgettable FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign. The World Cup winner has had quite a career till now, winning the French League with AS Monaco against all odds, then winning it with PSG and completing a French League three-peat.
Mbappé is a standout when it comes to scoring goals, from the start of his senior career in 2015 the French talisman has scored an eye-popping 122 goals and assisted 40 times for club, and 13 goals for France in 34 appearances, per FotMob.com. The French prodigy might be the missing element in the Real Madrid attack.
Kylian Mbappé still needs to win a Champions League title
Although Kylian Mbappé has already had an astounding career winning four league titles, two Coupe de France, two Coupe de la Ligue, three Trophée Des Champions, and in addition to everything winning the latest edition of the FIFA World Cup. Getting a total of 12 trophies in his personal trophy cabinet but, the place for a Champions League trophy is still vacant.
For a 21-year-old, 12 trophies are something to boast about even more, when you just won at the biggest stage of football, but for Mbappé the ultimate goal right now looks to be winning the Champions League with PSG, which is doubtful after their recent defeat in the competition’s final, as it was the closest they ever came to European glory.
PSG club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been dismissing rumours left, right and centre on the Spanish club signing Mbappé, whereas on the other hand Mbappé himself has avoided signing a new contract with the Parisians. With the recent European dominance, Real Madrid is the favorite for winning the biggest club competition almost every other year.
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Considering Florentino Pérez’s project which is already underway at the Bernabéu, Mbappé and Real might be the perfect fit for each other, for both are eager to win the Champions League year after year.