Real Madrid believes that Kylian Mbappé is the next Galáctico signing for the foreseeable future. Whenever the Spanish club knocks on a player’s door, they usually open it.
However, with the 24-year-old, Los Blancos have struggled to acquire him. This summer marks the second consecutive year they won’t bring the Frenchman to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Diario AS revealed a past transfer experience with Real Madrid with Ronaldo Nazário. The Spanish outlet notes that when the La Liga side came for the Brazilian, it was different than how it’s currently going with the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.
The difference between the signing of Ronaldo and the current pursuit of Mbappé is that Ronaldo wanted to sign for Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Mbappé intends to stay one more year at PSG to collect the bonuses.
The difference between the signing of Ronaldo Nazario and Kylian Mbappé is that Ronaldo wanted to sign for Real Madrid and Mbappé wants to stay one more year at PSG to collect the bonuses.
— Madrid Universal (@MadridUniversal) August 31, 2023
Staying at PSG for another season also opens up the possibility of a contract extension. The capital club is revamping their squad and putting the France national team captain at the center of their project. Furthermore, the team has become more French.
Lucas Hernandez, Ousmane Dembélé, Bradley Barcola, and possibly Randal Kolo Muani could all convince Mbappé in his hometown. These next few months should be a rollercoaster.