Paris Saint-Germain’s star forward, Kylian Mbappe, remains at the top of Real Madrid’s transfer wish list. Club president Florentino Perez is determined to ensure a smooth transition.
The Spanish club has been linked to the Frenchman for the last two years. Nonetheless, they have yet to land the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner. As a result, the La Liga side wants to proceed with caution.
According to Spanish media outlet SPORT, to avoid a repeat of last summer’s transfer saga, Real Madrid insists on guarantees from Mbappe that he will fully commit to a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu by the end of the season before making an official approach.
One crucial factor in this pursuit is Mbappe’s reported intention to dismiss PSG’s next contract offer. This development could pave the way for European clubs to propose a pre-contract agreement as early as January.
Real Madrid is well aware of this situation and wants to secure Mbappe’s commitment before other clubs get their chance. Recent confusion has added an element of urgency to Real Madrid’s approach.
There have been reports of Mbappe’s representatives engaging in discussions with Premier League clubs Liverpool and Chelsea, raising concerns at the Santiago Bernabeu.
So, these contacts have left Real Madrid somewhat “confused” about the player’s intentions. This confusion may prompt them to explore alternative options in their quest for a center forward. Nevertheless, the Mbappe race is back on, so strap on for the rollercoaster ride.