MADRID – Real Madrid has started the operation in search of a star that will lead Zinedine Zidane's project starting next season. And according to the magazine 'France Football', it will start with an old objective of the French coach: Kylian Mbappè.
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According to the French publication, Real Madrid would prepare an offer of 280 million euros for the PSG attacker. Always according to France Football, the 20-year-old striker is the "number one" target on the list of requests from Zinedine Zidane, who returned to the club nine months after his departure to take charge of the first team until 2022 after the The directive will give him free rein to prepare the squad with which he will compete as of the 2019-20 campaign.
The project of the French is to reinforce the team with an elite attacker to compensate for the lack of goal that has afflicted the whole merengue during the campaign.
Always according to the aforementioned means, Madrid could start the operation next week.
The negotiation, in case of getting to start, will be long, because at the moment PSG is not willing to part with its maximum star, as they point from France.
On the other hand, the president of the French club, Nasser Al Khelaifi has affirmed on several occasions that the club enjoys economic health and therefore will not be forced to sell its stars to comply with the Financial Fair Play.
"Kylian and Neymar remain in the PSG not 100%, but 2,000%," he insisted in statements collected by Le Parisien recently.
"Kylian is already a club legend. What he has done with only 20 years, having won a World Cup and being part of the five best players in the world like Neymar, is something exceptional. He is at home and knows that he has everything he wants to make history in PSG ", He said during a publicity act last February.
Mbappè was in the crosshairs before joining PSG
Zinedine Zidane's interest in the French attacker is not new. In the summer of 2017, the then 18-year-old striker had positioned himself as the main goal of Real Madrid after the coach expressly recommended his signing to the board.
Months before, Zidane came to recognize that the then player of Monaco "was almost signed by Real Madrid" before reaching an agreement with the club of the principality.
However, PSG won the game to Real Madrid by reaching an agreement with Monaco for a one-season assignment with a compulsory purchase option for around 180 million euros. It transpired then that the player and his father and agent opted for the Parisian club, which was linked until 2022, after being offered a salary close to 15 million euros.
Mbappè then became the second signing of the PSG bomb, which had previously closed the signing of Neymar, another old goal of the merengue table, for 220 million euros. Since then, Mbappè has scored 52 goals in 79 games with the Parisian team's shirt. So far in the campaign, he has already scored 31 goals in 35 games that place him as the top scorer of his team.