thestatesman: After the high profile transfer of Eden Hazard for a massive transfer fee in the summer transfer window, Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly getting themselves ready for another big transfer as they are looking to build a team that can not only win titles in Spain but which could a major force to reckon with in Europe.
While they were linked with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstar Neymar for the majority of the summer transfer window seems like they have shifted their attention to his teammate Kylian Mbappe.
Notably, not only Real Madrid but even Barcelona were interested in roping Neymar in their squad but PSG somehow managed to hold their star player in their team. Although Barca continue to be optimistic about the Neymar deal and will push for it as soon as the transfer window opens in January, Real Madrid have now turned their attention towards the 19-year-old striker Mbappe who has been in sensational form.
According to reports carried by Parisien as quoted by Calciomercato, Real Madrid are willing to spend as much as €400 million for the young Frenchman. It is also being reported that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez are desperate to get him on board and are willing to spend what it takes to have the arguably the biggest footballer of the next decade.
If the deal goes through as reported, Real Madrid will break the transfer record set by PSG who had spent as much as €222 million to include Neymar in their team. However, it remains to be seen if the Ligue 1 side would want to part ways with their striker for now.
Source: Published by thestatesman