Real Madrid is in the process of accumulating budget towards breaking the transfer record for Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland.
In just two consecutive weeks, Real Madrid has earned nearly 100 million euros from the sale of Raphael Varane to Man United and Martin Odegaard to Arsenal. In the previous 18 months, the Bernabeu team also accumulated a large budget when pushing away Achraf Hakimi, Oscar and Sergio Reguilon.
In fact, the process of “collecting rice” of Real Madrid began with the sale of Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) and Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid) in the summer of 2019. It was also the latest transfer period that the Spanish Royal team. “blockbuster” with a contract named Eden Hazard. The former Chelsea midfielder is worth up to 115 million euros, with a salary of nearly 500,000 euros per week.
However, the Belgian player played below expectations, constantly injured and stopped playing. The failed investment made Real Madrid more careful in splashing money. After Hazard, Los Blancos said no to buying undersized stars, already in their 30s. Changing direction to avoid repeating mistakes, all Real Madrid’s attention is now on Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
According to Marca, the estimated transfer budget of Los Blancos has exceeded 300 million euros since the beginning of last year. The sale of many stars not only helps Real Madrid increase cash flow, but also reduces a large amount of weekly salary costs. It is also a significant amount, so President Florentino Perez is not interested in keeping former captain Sergio Ramos and letting him go for free.
Budget big enough to talk to every partner, salary control in the ceiling bracket of La Liga. All are carefully calculated, ensuring a smooth plan to bring Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland to Spain.
Placed on the balance sheet between two superstars, Mbappe is still Real Madrid’s number one priority. Haaland is 2 years younger, has a talented goal-scoring talent, but is still hesitant to leave Dortmund. At the age of 20, the Norwegian striker is not yet at the level of a superstar to shoulder the symbolic responsibility of the team. Especially with Real, that responsibility is heavier because the teammates around are all stars of the galaxy.
Kylian Mbappe is different, he has been the standout star of Ligue 1 for many seasons. 22 years old, but the French striker is already a World Cup champion, receiving the gazes of many world stars. Moreover, Mbappe is also the one who actively wants to leave PSG to find new challenges in his career.
The contract between Mbappe and PSG has only 12 months remaining. The fact that the star born in 1998 has not yet sat down to negotiate an extension is the best signal for Real Madrid. The giants of La Liga will have to pay a large amount of money to have Mbappe “immediately and always”. However, that is not the biggest problem. The difficulty of Real is the unequivocal attitude from the partner.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has always affirmed that Kylian Mbappe will stay and be the future of the team. However, if the French star was really “untouchable”, the Bernabeu team would not have been so accessible. According to the Daily Mail, PSG’s salary bill has skyrocketed after the arrival of Lionel Messi. This has opened the door for Real to negotiate.
According to Diario AS, PSG has also given up their intention to keep Mbappe and is ready to “nod” if it receives a reasonable price. If necessary, the French team will buy Cristiano Ronaldo to combine with Messi. That prospect promises to help PSG ensure both professionalism and commerciality.