Real Madrid Transfers: 5 players to try and sign from rival clubs

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PSG, Kylian Mbappe
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1. PSG FW Kylian Mbappe

In lists revolving around transfer targets for Real Madrid, there can only be one player sitting atop in the first position and that is Kylian Mbappe. As I explained in the previous slide, Mbappe has been a prime catalyst in fueling the rivalry between Real Madrid and PSG in recent times. And, he could very well fuel it further by refusing blank-cheque offers from the French club.

There are all sorts of rumors flooding the Real Madrid-Kylian Mbappe story. Some say there has always been a verbal agreement, some say a pre-agreement has already been made. One common thing has been the optimism about Kylian Mbappe joining Real Madrid at the end of the season in a free transfer. The way he has been refusing alluring contract extensions and learning Spanish are encouraging signs.

Kylian Mbappe is the closest thing to a perfect forward at this point in time in World Football. He is good on either wing and can handle that center-forward position as well. He already has 19 goals and 14 assists in 32 appearances in all competitions for PSG this season. While most of his appearances have been in the center-forward position, he has performed relatively better on the left-wing for PSG.

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While Real Madrid is very close to signing the young French prodigy who is all set to become the next big thing in football, it is still unclear where he’ll fit into the Real Madrid formation. The right-wing is an open spot and I am of the view that he’d be the best candidate to fill that position up. But, there could also be a change of systems incorporating more attacking involvements from the fullbacks and more forwards getting into the box, an area where Mbappe shines. There are also other ways of playing both Vinicius Junior and Mbappe to their strengths, as my colleague Sai points out here.

Nonetheless, he is that one player from a rival club I’d love the most to join Real Madrid as soon as possible.