Real Madrid have received a major transfer boost in pursuit of Kylian Mbappe, who has reportedly handed a transfer request to PSG.
According to reliable Spanish journalist Jose Luis Sanchez, Kylian Mbappe is ready to call it quits at PSG in the summer transfer window. The Frenchman, who is being targeted by Real Madrid, has submitted a transfer request to Les Parisiens, handing the La Liga giants a boost in their bid to sign him.
Kylian Mbappe has taken the footballing world by storm since breaking into the AS Monaco first-team setup midway through the 2016-17 season. Since then, the only way has been up for the French superstar, who has enjoyed stupendous success for club and country, including the pinnacle of his career, when he won the FIFA World Cup last year.
Still only 20, the PSG attacker has the world at his feet, with just about every top clubs having aspirations of boosting their frontline by signing him. But, it is Real Madrid who have been at the forefront and have held some serious interest in Mbappe. In fact, it has been reported that Los Blancos would prioritise a move for him this summer.
The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer created such a huge void in the Real Madrid attack that their goalscoring numbers plummeted in the 2018-19 season. Apart from Karim Benzema, the Merengues were bereft of players who were consistent in front of goal.
Mbappe could thus, be the solution that Real Madrid have been seeking for quite some time now, going by his incredible record since making his debut. This past season, the 20-year-old had a staggering return of 39 goals and 17 assists in 43 appearances across all competitions.
If he could produce such numbers at Real Madrid, he could go a long way in filling the gaping hole left by the exit of Ronaldo. And, the La Liga heavyweights have now received a huge boost in their pursuit of Mbappe, who has submitted a transfer request to PSG.
With the player previously refusing to rule out a move to Real Madrid, chances are a move could be sealed. But, PSG have known to be notorious in transfer dealings for star players, and it remains to be seen how things develop in the coming weeks.
For now, what appears to be certain is that Kylian Mbappe is eager to move away from PSG in the summer transfer window, considering how reliable JL Sanchez is known to be when it comes to rumours concerning Real Madrid. It will now be interesting to see if Real Madrid can seal the deal for him, or if PSG block a move for him instead.