Real Madrid Transfers: Three things that can prevent the club from getting Kylian Mbappe

PSG, Kylian Mbappe (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
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Gareth Bale, on loan from Real Madrid
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2. Status of the returning Loanees

The second important thing to consider is the return of few key loanees who could help Real Madrid fill in the goal-scoring voids. I argued earlier as to why operating in the transfer window exclusively for Mbappe would be a bad strategy to follow for the summer. And, here too, the loanees to consider are the same.

Firstly, the talented Serbian striker Luka Jovic could be put to better use. He is one of those players who could shine under Carlo Ancelotti and putting him up for a sale would mean a meager 20 million euros ballpark deal that doesn’t make too much of a difference toward helping the pursuit of Kylian Mbappe.

The second player of interest however is a better ray of hope than the Serbian. He is Gareth Bale, one of Ancelotti’s beloved BBC attacking trio. The Welshman is set to return to the club after his European Championship campaign with his national side.

There were rumors of retirement looming clouds upon the question of Bale’s future, but the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti changes things. Secondly, a good performance at the Euros could also help the Welshman gain some optimism to come back and play on the flanks for Real Madrid.

He is already a very expensive player, the highest-paid among the current squad of players. Thus he limits the club’s financial ammunition for the summer if Ancelotti decides to keep him in his squad. He in turn, needs to let go of the retirement plans at 31 years of age. He has one final year remaining in his contract and can well and truly play out his time.