Ancelotti asked for it and Florentino gave the OK: Madrid goes back for his signing if Mbappé fails

Real Madrid has begun scouring the market in search of players who fit into the squad for the upcoming season. In fact, the white team is already considering the possibility of signing a reliable ‘number 9’ in case the Mbappé deal falls through. This is Carlo Ancelotti’s great desire.

We are in the month of October, which means there is still a lot of season ahead. However, Real Madrid is aware of the need to reinforce the forward line for the next summer. Kylian Mbappé remains Florentino Pérez’s number one target, although anything can happen. Let’s remember that the French forward has not yet renewed his contract and in January he will be free to negotiate with another club. However, Madrid, especially Carlo Ancelotti, has started studying alternatives to Mbappé.

In this equation, Gabriel Jesus, the current Arsenal player, comes into play. Two years ago, Madrid wanted to sign him, Florentino gave the OK, and Ancelotti was delighted. However, due to the problem with the Spanish passports of Vinicius and Militao, which took longer than expected to arrive, Madrid had to put the operation on hold and the player ended up moving from Manchester City to Arsenal. Nevertheless, his name continues to be strongly linked to Valdebebas.

Gabriel Jesus is a player who would fit perfectly into Real Madrid. He is a footballer who would bring that extra something to the white team’s attack. The Brazilian forward already has four goals and one assist this season. Gabriel Jesus has a contract with Arsenal until June 2027 and a market value, according to Transfermarkt, of 75 million euros. In short, Real Madrid is not losing sight of this possibility for the upcoming transfer window.


The Madrid board is closely monitoring the Brazilian’s situation, to the point that his signing could be considered. Furthermore, Madrid already has the necessary non-EU player slots available.

Gabriel Jesus is the Plan B in case Mbappé resists joining Real Madrid. The Brazilian is a player who is highly regarded at Real Madrid and would fit into the white team’s dressing room.

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