Real Madrid is still wary of the prospect of acquiring Kylian Mbappé, but the club is still optimistic that a deal will eventually be reached to bring the Paris Saint-Germain forward to Madrid this summer.
After last summer’s unexpected U-turn, which saw the France international sign a new contract with PSG when he had been on the verge of a move to Madrid, there is hesitation to talk freely about Mbappé’s arrival at the Bernabeu.
According to the club’s official statement, the signings of Jude Bellingham, Joselu, Fran Garca, and Brahim Daz mark the end of their transfer market activities. The No. 9 shirt, which belonged to Karim Benzema before he left for Al Ittihad, has actually been left unfilled by the team because there is also a chance that Mbappé might become available.
Sources claim that since Mbappé revealed on June 12 that he had notified PSG that he would not be exercising an option to extend his contract beyond 2024, there hasn’t been any appreciable development.
Although Mbappé continues to state publicly that he wants to stay at PSG for one more season, numerous sources have revealed that the player wants to join Real Madrid this summer, that PSG would like to avoid losing him on a free transfer next year, and that Madrid is prepared to go to great lengths to have Mbappé spearhead their attack alongside Vincius Junior and Rodrygo.
Madrid is on guard and optimistic that their long-term chase will pay off this summer, knowing that PSG wants to ease expenditure in accordance with financial fair play restrictions.
The Spanish international Joselu, who was acquired on loan from Espanyol, is seen by the Italian manager as a backup rather than a starter, and the fact that he was given the No. 14 instead of Benzema’s No. 9 shows that the club has not ruled out another signing.
Madrid was under pressure to perform better the following season after failing to successfully defend their LaLiga and Champions League championships despite winning the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Super Cup, and the Club World Cup.
Given that the club intends to reveal the fully renovated Bernabeu stadium in December, the completion of a significant project for president Florentino Pérez, there is added pressure.