Kylian Mbappé prefers playing on the wing rather than as a No. 9, prompting Paris Saint-Germain to sign two new strikers last summer. As a result, Real Madrid may now be starting to understand Mbappé’s preference with the latest developments in this saga.
The 25-year-old currently plays on the left side, the same position as Vinicius Junior for Real Madrid. Consequently, the club is considering selling Vinicius Junior to accommodate the Frenchman.
According to GOAL, Manchester United is on high alert because Real Madrid might sell Vinicius if they manage to sign Mbappé this summer.
🚨 Manchester United have been put on high alert as Real Madrid are reportedly willing to sell Vini Jr if they sign Kylian Mbappé this summer.
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German media outlet Bild recently reported how much the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner will cost Los Blancos, despite the forward potentially arriving on a free transfer.
The Paris Saint-Germain player wants a yearly salary of €70 million and a five-year contract with the La Liga club. However, his salary expectations conflict with Real Madrid’s reported limit of €35 million gross.
Bild adds that Real Madrid would have to pay a signing bonus of €125 million. Together with the desired annual salary of €70 million, this would amount to over €400 million for the entire five-year contract.