We are living in a time when offering €30 million for a football player is not big news like 10-15 years ago, in fact, the price for a player needs to reach at least €50 million or even €100 million for the transfer news to even be considered worth mentioning in media. With the inflation and increased popularity of football the prices of players skyrocketed, however, there is one player who sits alone at the top of the list of the most valuable players in the world. That player is PSG star Kylian Mbappé, who is estimated to be worth an astonishing €200 million.
Real Madrid always seems to surprise us with big transfers, signings or another enormous spending. As if the departure of Ronaldo at the start of the season and appointing the legendary French player Zinedine Zidane as their coach was not enough, the Los Blancos are cooking up another thing for us to talk about. This time its rumors of a record-breaking move of Kylian Mbappé to Real Madrid for an outlandish sum of €280 million.
After a disastrous season, Real Madrid are ready to make big changes to the team. It all started with the signing of Zinedine Zidane in May 2019 as their head coach who proved to be the right fit during his time at Real Madrid (2016-2018), when the club won 3 consecutive Champions League titles. Despite leaving the club before the 2018/19 season started, Zinedine Zidane returned, however, one condition needed to be met. He wanted more power in deciding how to mold the club, which he got. With all the power, his first order of business is to bring Kylian Mbappé to the club, but that won’t come cheap. The 20-year old French striker is rightfully known as the best young player in the world and is among the future stars of football.
In 35 appearances for his club, Kylian Mbappé scored 31 goals and added 15 assists which are just exceptional. However, with talent and potential like his, Kylian Mbappé comes with a price, which is not low by no means. Kylian Mbappé is as of now valued at €200 million, however, the real value or should we say, his transfer fee, which will be determined by PSG is surely higher, but no one knows by how much. Real Madrid think they figured out the number on Kylian Mbappé’s tag and its €280 million, which they are reportedly prepared to offer to PSG in return for the French star. If the deal for €280 million goes through, we would be looking at a new world record transfer, passing the €222 million transfer of Neymar to PSG in 2017. But with a player like Kylian Mbappé, I have my reasons to believe PSG will make Real Madrid open their wallets a bit more.
Despite having numerous other options in Hazard, Icardi, Sane, Kane and others, it’s Kylian Mbappé who is on top of Real Madrid’s’ or should I say Zinedine Zidane’s list. While Hazard, Icardi, Sane and Kane are all exceptional players, they do not come close to the expectations and potential the 20-year old Kylian Mbappé brings to the table. The club is in desperate need of a new striker since Ronaldo departure and for a club like Real Madrid, it’s only reasonable to replace a superstar with another superstar. With €280 million on the table the ball is in PSG’s court to decide if they will try to milk Real Madrid a bit more and earn a nice amount of money or settle for €280 million. Whichever number the clubs settle one, one thing is for sure; Real Madrid have a lot of money to spend since the departure of Ronaldo and potential exit of Gareth Bale, which I why I have my reasons to believe this transfer could easily end up being €300 million or more.
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