Real Madrid aspires to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe and Los Blancos could receive unexpected help from rival FC Barcelona in its pursuit of the forward, according to a report from the Spanish-based outlet AS.
Barcelona is set to take on PSG in a much-anticipated UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash later this season. Mbappe will aim for redemption in this competition after coming a game short of lifting the Champions League trophy last season.
Mbappe is reportedly obsessed with winning the tournament. So, if PSG falls to Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16, this could push then Mbappe to end his career with the Ligue 1 powerhouse and head to Real Madrid on a blockbuster move over the upcoming summer transfer window.
The report dropped a snippet that Mbappe is still eyeing a move to Real Madrid, so an early elimination in the tournament could be the tipping point for the French forward.
Real Madrid has been preparing to make an approach to sign Mbappe. The report notes that Real Madrid has been orchestrating a plan that would put the club in a strong financial position to push for such a deal. The La Liga side would want to unveil the reopening of the Santiago Bernabeu with the signing of the PSG star.
If this all transpires, it may create a domino effect in world football. If Mbappe does push for a move to Real Madrid, then PSG may look to sign FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Another report from AS earlier this month noted that PSG may have to choose between Mbappe or Messi in 2021 due to financial complications. So if Mbappe would be out of the picture, it would then open the door for PSG to go all out to sign Messi next year.
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