Real Madrid have their eyes on Kylian Mbappé as the Frenchman approaches free agency. The 24-year-old is playing this 2023–24 season on an expiring contract after opting not to trigger the option to extend his deal until 2025.
However, could the Spanish club have a Plan B? Last year, they went all in on the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner, and he opted to sign a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Furthermore, this summer, the Ligue 1 giants sell the winger after he was training with the undesirable players.
Nonetheless, Mbappé and PSG made amends, and he’s still in the French capital while Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. are gone. Still, with the uncertainty of the Mbappé-Real Madrid saga, the La Liga side might have a backup plan.
Los Blancos likely don’t want to look like fools again, and Defensa Central reports (h/t Football Transfers) that Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko could be Plan B if the Mbappé pursuit doesn’t go as planned.
The 18-year-old would fill Real Madrid’s need for a striker, but would he be ready for the bright lights of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium at his age? Jude Bellingham has easily transitioned, but he’s a special player.
It will be interesting to see the various dominos that will fall once Mbappé decides on his future.