Real Madrid have reportedly devised a new plan to secure the signing of Kylian Mbappe in the upcoming summer window.
Real Madrid have their eyes upon Kylian Mbappe and are expected to make a move for the player this summer. The La Liga champions have been long-time admirers of the Paris Saint-Germain forward but have often failed in their attempt to land the player in the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Parisians have quoted a new price for their prized asset and are reportedly asking for 200 million euros for the services of their attacker. The staggering valuation might make certain clubs withdraw their interest as only a few clubs can afford to meet the financial demands of this proposed transfer.
Los Blancos might hesitate to pay such a hefty sum for their top priority target but the club has been no stranger to high profile transfers in the past. Back in 2019, the Merengues had paid up to 160 million euros for the services of Eden Hazard and hence have not been afraid of investing large sums for star acquisitions.
AS has now mentioned that Madrid are looking for other ways to finance the Mbappe transfer. The La Liga giants have apparently planned to retrieve at least 110 million euros from their summer sales.
Zinedine Zidane’s side is banking on sales as the likes of Isco, Marcelo and Dani Ceballos have been counted out of the Frenchman’s plans for the campaign. Their exit will not only help the team in lowering the burden of wages but will also boost the club’s coffers through transfer fee proceeds.
Gareth Bale’s return to Spain will, however, affect the club’s present finances as the Welshman still has a year left on his contract and hence will have to be paid his lofty salary despite a fringe role. There are chances that the 31-year-old will be allowed to leave for free in the summer and that may allow the 13-time European champions to ease some more pressure off a lucrative wage bill.
As of now, the current situation suggests that Real Madrid do not have sufficient funds to lure Mbappe from PSG. The Ligue 1 side are yet to sign a new contract with their prized asset and there has been increasing murmur of his move to La Liga. Los Blancos may as well be able to land the youngster on a free transfer in 2022, in case he denies the opportunity to sign new terms at the Parc des Princes.