Italian legend, Fabio Cannavaro believes Real Madrid need to sign Kylian Mbappe so that the Frenchman can follow into Cristiano Ronaldo’s boots.
Mbappe has drawn constant links to Real Madrid ever since he burst onto the scene in Ligue 1 with AS Monaco.
Speculation has drawn stronger as he continues to gain superstardom in the Paris Saint-Germain ranks, registering himself as their highest goalscorer this season. At 21, he is already one of the best players in the world and is looking to make the next jump in his career i.e., win more prominent trophies.
“Real Madrid need players like Mbappe, a young star who could follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo,” Cannavaro, who is the current Guangzhou Evergrande coach, told AS (via Onefootball).
“It’s normal that Madrid want to sign him but it also has to be taken into account that PSG’s owners don’t need the money. They are ambitious and they want to win the Champions League. I think it will be difficult for Madrid to get him. The president of PSG is a person who wants to win, I know them well and they will fight tooth and nail to keep Mbappe.”
If Real were to pursue a deal for Mbappe, it will definitely rack up a record sum of cash, far greater than Neymar’s €222 million switch from Barcelona. PSG themselves, are keen on establishing themselves as one of the European giants by winning the Champions League. That is a feat they can only achieve with the best players in their lineup, which is why keeping Mbappe is so important to them.
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