Real Madrid say Kylian Mbappe transfer ‘impossible’ due to PSG quality – EXCLUSIVE | Soccer | sport
Real Madrid are unlikely to sign PSG striker Kylian Mbappe during this summer’s transfer window, Geremi believes. The France international is Florentino Perez’s main target as he seeks to bring more Galacticos to the Bernabeu. Still, one of their former players doubts a move will happen.
Real Madrid wanted to bring Mbappe back in the 2017 summer transfer window after he burst onto the scene in Monaco.
With Cristiano Ronaldo’s spell at the club coming to an end, Los Blancos have explored ways to strike a deal.
In the end, however, they missed the mark.
PSG were able to sign Mbappe from Monaco, who was initially on loan, adding to the capture of Neymar from Barcelona earlier this summer.
The player’s stock has since grown significantly, with Mbappe now recognized as one of the best strikers on the planet.
The 23-year-old has scored 10 goals in 19 Ligue 1 appearances this season, while also scoring five in the Coupe de France and four in the Champions League.
THINK YOU KNOW THE SPORT? Test your sports knowledge with our tricky quiz
Mbappe is yet to sign a new deal at the Parc des Princes as his existing contract is set to expire at the end of the season.
But Geremi, speaking exclusively to Express Sport via Freebets.com, believes a move for the Los Blancos striker is ‘not possible’ this summer due to the quality of the League giants’ squad 1.
“My personal view is, for me, I don’t think it’s going to be possible,” he said.
“I remember Mbappe saying at the beginning ‘my wish is to play with the greatest footballer in the world’. Now when you look at the Paris Saint-Germain team, he has it there!
“I don’t think he will move when he has all the best players in the world and goes to another big club.
DO NOT MISS
Four Man Utd, West Ham players could accept Rice swap deal
Abramovich backs Chelsea striker Lukaku’s punishment
Six players Liverpool could knock out this year
“Because when you move from one club to another, it’s like starting another challenge.
“He’s already settled in, he’s one of the best players in Paris Saint-Germain. So I think he started to become one of the leaders in the dressing room, one of the best players in the dressing room.
“For me, I would like him to go to Real Madrid because I played for Real Madrid.
“But, as a player, when I look at how he would think, I don’t think it would be possible.
“I think he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain.”
Real are flying high at the top of the La Liga table under Carlo Ancelotti.
They have won 15 of their 21 matches so far, drawing four and losing just two.
Still, domestic success isn’t always the most important thing at Madrid. Instead, it’s the Champions League where managers are really judged.
Geremi knows all about the pressure of playing for the Spanish side, having won two Champions League titles there during his career.
And the Cameroon international believes Ancelotti must do well in both tournaments if the season is to be considered a success.
“Well, the Champions League is one of the biggest tournaments and competitions,” he added.
“Every big club at the start of the season has that as their goal.
“Also, La Liga. It’s a big competition.
“When you look mostly at the big clubs, they always go for the big competitions.
“That’s what they usually say when they sign someone or appoint a manager, they say if ‘we sign you, we want you to go as far as you can in every competition’ which is fair enough because for to be a big club, you have to win the big competitions.”