According to the Spanish press, two players hold the key to the Mbappé operation. Let’s dive into the details.
Things are heating up across the Pyrenees once again. With the dreaded date of January 1st, 2024 approaching, Kylian Mbappé’s contract extension seems to be at a standstill. After a tumultuous summer, marked by being sidelined, the Bondy-born player doesn’t seem to have any intention of renewing his contract with Paris Saint-Germain. In just two and a half months, he will be free to negotiate with Real Madrid. Over in Spain, the media machine has already gone into overdrive, and after a few relatively calm weeks, Mbappé is once again dominating the headlines of all Madrid-based media outlets.
Real Madrid has already started rolling out the red carpet for the French star, and everything indicates that this time, the Madridistas will finally be able to present Mbappé in all his glory at the new Santiago Bernabéu. However, they still need to reach an agreement with Mbappé’s camp regarding the details of a contract that promises to be astronomical. While there won’t be a transfer fee to be paid to PSG, the overall cost of the operation, including salary, bonuses, and commissions, will be quite hefty for Real Madrid.
Two arrivals, one sacrifice
Some sacrifices will have to be made, and according to OKDiario, Real Madrid has already devised a plan that involves two other players. The first one is Takefusa Kubo, who has been shining at Real Sociedad and was recently named the MVP of September. Quite an achievement. Sold to the Basque club for a mere 6 million euros in 2022, the Japanese player could be brought back by Real Madrid, as they still hold a portion of his rights. Now, what does the former La Masia player have to do with all of this? It’s quite simple – Kubo, who has scored 5 goals and provided an assist in 8 La Liga matches, would come in as a replacement for Rodrygo Goes, who hasn’t entirely won over everyone at the club.
The Brazilian would be sacrificed to finance the arrival of Kylian Mbappé. The cost of bringing in Kubo would be lower than what the sale of Rodrygo would fetch, and the difference would be used (partially) to pay for Mbappé’s contract and that infamous signing bonus, which, according to some sources, could reach a nine-figure sum. The Spanish media, in any case, seem convinced that Real Madrid would be more than victorious with such an operation!
Real Madrid is leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of Kylian Mbappé. The club has already started making plans and sacrifices to ensure the French star’s arrival. With the potential addition of Takefusa Kubo and the departure of Rodrygo Goes, the stage is set for Mbappé to shine at the new Santiago Bernabéu. However, negotiations with Mbappé’s camp and the financial aspects of the deal are still to be finalized. Real Madrid fans can only hope that all the pieces fall into place, and their dreams of seeing Mbappé donning the iconic white jersey become a reality.