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Real Madrid have once again set their sights on Kylian Mbappé. The French forward has been on Los Blancos’ radar for more than three seasons.
Daily Mail reports that Madrid has now devised a plan called ‘Operation Mbappé’. Florentino Pérez is inflexible in the signing of the Frenchman and has drawn up a master plan.
The Whites expect to generate a figure between 150-200 million euros during the summer transfer market. The club has shortlisted six first team players to be sold at the end of the season to raise funds.
Luka Jovic, Dani Ceballos, Gareth Bale, Isco, Marcelo and Brahim Diaz have joined the list. The funds generated through these player sales will be used to secure Mbappe’s services.
Jovic is close to being loaned to Eintracht Frankfurt for the remainder of the season and the club is open to the idea of selling him as well. The same happens with Bale, Ceballos and Díaz, who are currently on loan.
Meanwhile, Isco could be sold to Arsenal or Sevilla. Marcelo also has an offer from Juventus to meet up with his former teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mbappé has a contract with PSG until the summer of 2022. The French club does not want to risk losing Mbappé in a free transfer next year and could possibly consider selling him this summer.
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It is possible that ‘Operation Mbappé’ will not go as planned as Madrid expected. The market value of the six players to be sold is equivalent to 116 million euros, according to Transfermarkt – less than what it would cost to buy Mbappé.
Another problem would be trying to sell Bale and Jovic. Madrid’s two forwards are among the highest paid players in the club, but their performances have been below average for the past two seasons.
From Mbappé’s perspective, the French forward would prefer to continue at PSG rather than move to the Spanish capital. Sky Sports – one of the best sports news sources available – suggest that Madrid are in pole position in their search for MbappéBut will the financial aspect be enough when Mbappé is still young?
Madrid are in no shape to compete for the UEFA Champions League, while Mauricio Pochettino’s side looks like a real contender this time.
Can this master plan called ‘Operation Mbappé’ really materialize for Madrid next summer?