Real Madrid have big aspirations to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain. At face value, it doesn't look like there should be any complications since the Frenchman runs out of contract at the end of the season and he wants the move. However, Real Madrid have located a worthy alternative from Manchester United, in case the deal falls through.
The Real Champs published an article today explaining how Kylian Mbappe and his agency team were unhappy with Real Madrid's latest offer, since it was lower than a previous offer sent to him in 2022. Furthermore, Mbappe's mother, who also acts as his agent, is proving to be a tough nut to crack.
Real Madrid target Manchester United sensation as Kylian Mbappe alternative
Fear not, Real Madrid fans. According to the latest report from Defensa Central, Real Madrid have shortlisted Rasmus Hojlund, who currently plays for Manchester United, as their ideal Kylian Mbappe alternative. If things go right for Real Madrid in their quest to land Mbappe, then Hojlund's name can be forgotten about, but he's certainly an exciting alternative.
Although Manchester United performed disappointingly in the Champions League this season, Rasmus Hojlund was the best player in the group stage. The 21-year-old netted five times in his six Champions League appearances. Domestically, he is having a good season, having contributed to seven Premier League goals this season.
Most of his goal contributions this season have come recently, as he is one of the most in-form players in the world currently. In his last five Premier League games, he has scored five goals and provided two assists.
Certainly, it's clear to see why he has entered Real Madrid's radar. Since they banked their cash by not pulling off any outrageous transfers in recent years, they are in the best place to make a big statement signing this summer. If it's not Kylian Mbappe on a free deal, then it could be Rasmus Hojlund for a mammoth fee.
Do you think Real Madrid should sign Rasmus Hojlund if the Kylian Mbappe chase falls through?