Kylian Mbappe: Real Madrid to sell Isco, Ceballos, Bale, Jovic, Marcelo for PSG’s star

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Kylian Mbappe seems to remain the top target of Real Madrid and the Spanish La Liga giants are said to have set things in motion to ensure that the Frenchman joins the club before the 2021-2022 season.

Kylian Mbappe is currently the most valuable player in the world and currently worth over €180 million in the transfer market which makes him a no-go area for most clubs due to the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically reduce the revenue of clubs.

Recall that since football returned in Europe in June 2020 after three months coronavirus induced break, most football leagues in Europe have been playing behind closed doors. This means that clubs can no longer generate money from ticket sales and other commercial activities associated with matchdays.

Hence, Real Madrid which are known to be heavy spenders in the transfer market are now very careful in the deals they get involved in. The club is more concerned about selling players than buying to raise money for their target stars.

One of those football stars Real Madrid have been monitoring is Kylian Mbappe whose childhood dream club has been Real Madrid. The 22-year-old striker still has until June 2022 before his contract with Paris Saint Germain expires and Madrid won’t wait until then before they make an official bid.

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe.

Real Madrid are reportedly hoping that the France international would not renew his contract with PSG even beyond June 2021 which would boost their chance of bringing him to Spain before the commencement of the 2021-2022 season.

One of the obstacles that might prevent the actualization of such a move is the price tag that might be placed on Kylian Mbappe. To scale through such an obstacle, Real Madrid are said to be on the verge of offloading 6 players to raise money for Mbappe’s deal.

The 6 players Real Madrid reportedly intends to sell from the ongoing transfer window are Wales forward Gareth Bale, Brazil left-back Marcelo, Serbia striker Luka Jovic and Spanish trio Isco, Dani Ceballos, and Brahim Diaz.

Real Madrid hope to raise about 150 million euros from the sales of the 6 players they are set to sell between January and before the end of the 2021 summer transfer window.

As for the wages of the 22-year-old French center-forward, there are reports that Real Madrid don’t have a problem with the €21 million the striker currently earns at PSG especially if they successfully offload the 6 players they intend to sell to make room for Mbappe.

For instance, the sales of Bale and Isco alone can make room for the salary of Mbappe. Bale earns 15 million euros per year at Madrid while Isco earns 7 million euros per year at the club, which means that if Madrid sell the two players, the club would save 22 million euros per year.

However, the major obstacle that might hinder Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid is if the star decides to extend his contract with PSG this winter or during the 2021 summer transfer window. If that happens, it might be almost impossible for any club to afford the price tag that might be placed on the striker.