It is no secret that Real Madrid have been after the signature of Kylian Mbappe for years. So far, they have not been able to get it done. But that could change next summer when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain is set to run out. At the moment, the French World Cup winner does not seem likely to sign an extension and as a result, a free transfer to Santiago Bernabeu is very much a possibility.
At the same time, we have been in a similar situation before and Mbappe did not end up joining Real Madrid then. So, nothing should be taken for granted and Los Blancos should have alternative targets.
On this occasion, fortunately, it seems like they have an alternate plan in place. Real Madrid seem to be eyeing a Bayern Munich ace in the scenario that they fail to sign Mbappe once again.
It is a name that has done the rounds of the rumour mill a few times already. As reported by Sport Bild (via ESPN), Real Madrid want to sign Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala if they are unable to bring in Mbappe.
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Musiala is one of the best young talents in world football. Jude Bellingham has already made a glorious transition from Bundesliga to La Liga. Could his former England youth international teammate do the same?
Musiala made an unsteady start to this season but has come into his own once again, and is proving effective in the final third of the pitch. It feels like he has been around forever but is still just 20 years of age.
Someone like Musiala would be an excellent signing for Real Madrid for sure. But for the time being, it looks like the focus is on getting a deal done with Mbappe.