It seemed almost impossible because such transfers are quite rare and usually take months to prepare. And it seems that Florentino Perez did all that quietly at the "Santiago Bernabeu" stadium. After two seasons without euros invested in reinforcements, the budget is ready for one mega transfer, and although it seemed that Nasser al Khelaifi did not think of parting with Kylian Mbappe, the decision of the 22-year-old striker not to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain turned the football world upside down.
The news was launched last night by the more than reliable Radio Monte Carlo with the information that Mbappe rejected the last offer for the extension of cooperation, after which they finally realized at the Princes' Park that they would have to find another solution.
On Neymar's recommendation, the name of Everton's Richarlison n was circled. Continuation of the story today in the Madrid press, certainly on Real's signal. Marca thus writes that now PSG has called the Royal Club to see what their options are.
After bringing in Lionel Messi, Achraf Hakimi, Giorginio Wijnaldum, and Sergio Ramos, PSG is not in a position to give up a certain nine-figure compensation so easily. Madrid's AS adds that money is not a problem for the Royal Club, that after the suspension in the last two seasons, 122,000,000 euros remained in cash at Real's coffers.
After the sale of Rafael Varane (50,000,000) and Martin Odegaard (35,000,000), that amount climbed to 207,000,000 euros. Real president Florentino Perez is not, of course, Josep Maria Bartomeu, so he would bring the club to bankruptcy by careless spending, as the latter did with Barcelona, but whoever knows him knows that he is not the type to watch others with folded arms while showing power in the market.
As soon as he doesn't spend that long, it means that he is preparing something. In Madrid, they are convinced: He is preparing an offer for Mbappe. And that is exactly why he allegedly refused the meeting with Mino Raiola about the potential arrival of Erling Haaland, so he ignored the inquiry of Jorge Mendes, who is trying to take Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.
If Mbappe went to Real, maybe Al Khelaifi could form a dream trio in Prince's Park: Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar. True, these were dreams from five or six years ago, but even now it would be a perfect combination in terms of marketing.
Perez is convinced: Mbappe would be a perfect match with Real. And he would certainly be the most expensive football player in the history of the club, not football, considering that his contract expires next summer. He would still be the highest-paid football player at Real, unlike Paris Saint-Germain, where he looks behind Messi and Neymar.
Some of the fans even whistled at him in the game against Strasbourg because of their refusal to sign a new contract. The brain pushed him into Real's lap. Florentino will welcome him with open arms. He hasn't had a planetary star in a long time.
Eden Hazard was supposed to be the one, but he wasn't… Vinicius at least not yet. The red carpets of Madrid are being brushed for Mbappe.