Over the past few years, Real Madrid has been heavily linked with Kylian Mbappe. They missed out on signing him in 2022 when Mbappe decided to sign a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain. But now it seems clearer than ever that he will move to the Spanish capital next summer, when his current contract expires.
Real Madrid have been closely monitoring Mbappe’s situation over the past few months, although they cannot make an official move until six months before the 24-year-old’s contract expires, which is at the end of the month. 12. Not long ago, Real quelled speculation that it had negotiated with the superstar about a transfer. They said it was out of respect for PSG.
It seems very likely that Mbappe will go to Real Madrid, although the same thing was mentioned repeatedly this time two years ago, when he turned down Los Blancos. Club bosses are well aware of this possibility, hence why contingency plans have been put in place.
According to Bild (via Fichajes), Real Madrid are interested in signing Jamal Musiala, who lost out to Jude Bellingham in the race for the Kopa Trophy, which was awarded in October. The report states that the club have been quietly studying the possibility of signing Musiala for some time now and they may have a chance to complete the deal.
At a glance, Musiala is of course one of the best young players in world football. He has played very well at Bayern Munich over the past few years, and clearly this would be a great signing for Real Madrid.
However, there are doubts about whether Real Madrid really need Musiala. Firstly, he should not be considered “Plan B” for Mbappe, because they are two players playing in two different positions. Considered independently, Musiala plays well, but he will not be the same as the French superstar.
Furthermore, the role that Musiala excelled in is similar to the role that Jude Bellingham is currently playing in Carlo Ancelotti’s system at Real Madrid. The Englishman will not be replaceable due to his role as number 10, which will make it difficult for him and Musiala to play together, unless Bellingham is pushed back into a deeper midfield role.
If Real Madrid does not sign Mbappe, it is necessary that they look for a classy “number 9”. If they can get this and Musiala too, it would be the best thing. However, this is unlikely to happen, so perhaps signing Musiala next summer is just a story for the press.
Although not too necessary for Real right now, the German player is still a “rare”. But to be a replacement for Mbappe, You won’t be the right person.
Dang Nguyen | 14:50 December 4, 2023