Real Madrid are gradually inching towards their most inevitable signing of the 2021 calendar year by mapping out early plans.
Real Madrid lead La Liga after four matches, having won three and drawn one. Los Blancos have kept three clean sheets in the season so far and continue to show their defensive solidarity but are still lacking higher up the pitch. Zinedine Zidane’s men have scored just six goals this season, averaging less than two per match and continue showing poor finishing up top.
Luka Jovic’s presence in the box was likely to help them out in the final-third, but the Serbian international’s involvement right from the start in two successive matches did no good either. However, one signing that will certainly help them with a large number of goals is that of Kylian Mbappe.
Florentino Perez has already publicized his interest in the World Cup winner and the 21-year-old’s signing coupled with the current squad could secure the club’s future for the next few years very easily. The president dreams of landing the Paris Saint-Germain ace in a few months from now on, and the steps taken since some months go on to show that.
El Chiringuito journalist Jose Pedrerol has confirmed that the club will start negotiations over a move for Mbappe in the summer of 2021. As soon as the ongoing campaign ends in May, Los Merengues will begin the pursuit of their key man and look to land him even before the European Championship kicks off in the month of June.
Mbappe has reportedly told PSG that he would like to manifest his desire of playing for the 13-time European champions and therefore would not renew his contract at the Parc des Princes. The forward’s stay at the club does expire in 2022, which means the Parisians would be forced into selling him in 2021 to mitigate the risk of seeing him walk away for free.
Real Madrid have already set aside a handsome financial cushion which will cover all of Mbappe’s initial costs, including his agency fees. Moreover, the club’s recent events would suggest that all the steps which they have taken are gradually pointing towards the arrival of Mbappe into the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium at some point.
Keylor Navas, one of the most important Real Madrid players in the last couple of years was sold for a very reasonable fee to Paris Saint-Germain last year. The Costa Rican’s move was carried out in the utmost professional manner. Also, the club officially denied any rumours of a link with Mbappe in 2018, when Cristiano Ronaldo left to keep a clean slate of relations between the two clubs.
Zidane, likely to remain the Madrid coach next season as well, intends to have Mbappe available for pre-season next year so that his involvement in the team is not a long matter of time as has been the case with Eden Hazard. The club has its major plans in place to land one of the world’s best players and an air of inevitability is soon emerging.