Real Madrid have been asked to sacrifice Vinicius Junior and Raphael Varane in their attempt to sign PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe next season.
According to an exclusive report from Defensa Central, Real Madrid could find it difficult to fund a move for top target Kylian Mbappe in the summer transfer window. The club, like all of its competitors in Europe, have struggled financially amid the Coronavirus pandemic that has taken a huge toll on overall ticket sales, TV revenue and tourism among many others.
As a result, it is almost impossible for Los Blancos meet Paris Saint-Germain’s hefty €150 million asking price for Mbappe. But, it appears the Ligue 1 giants are willing to negotiate a potential player plus cash offer, with the club especially keen on the services of Vinicius Junior.
The PSG hierarchy even considers the Brazilian as the “next Neymar”, having been impressed during his time at Santiago Bernabeu. Another player the French outfit could be interested in is Raphael Varane.
The highly-rated centre-back could be an ideal long-term replacement for Thiago Silva, who left the club in the summer in favour of a move to Chelsea. It has subsequently left a massive gap in the defensive department – a void Varane would be expected to fill.
The collective value of these two Real Madrid stars could significantly reduce PSG’s asking price for Mbappe – making the star forward available for a fee of €70 million to €80 million.
At the same time, it could be a major risk, as far as the club is concerned. Although the ageing Karim Benzema, combined with underwhelming performances from the likes of Isco and Rodrgyo does call for reinforcements in the attacking unit this summer, Zinedine Zidane simply cannot afford to lose either of these two players.
Varane, in particular, could be a massive loss considering the fact that Real Madrid are likely to lose Sergio Ramos next season. The Spanish veteran, whose contract at Bernabeu expires in the summer, has been incidentally linked with a move to PSG as well, meaning he and Varane could potentially reunite if the club does go through with his lucrative player plus cash deal to sign Mbappe this summer.
This could turn out to be an exciting transfer saga, although it remains unlikely Real Madrid will be taking a huge gamble amid the financial crisis inflicted by the pandemic. Ultimately, a lot could depend on when things return to normal in the footballing world.