Real Madrid is at the top of the Spanish La Liga table for 2021/2022. However, Carlo Ancelotti team had stumbled several times. They struggled to beat Paris Saint-Germain in the European Champions League and lost to Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga.
Carlo Ancelotti himself received a lot of criticism because of the lack of rotation of players and the style of play that is considered old-fashioned. He was impressed by replicating Zinedine Zidane coaching style when he was in charge of Real Madrid in 2017. At that time, Zidane also did not rotate the squad much, but managed to win La Liga and the Champions League.
Although this season Real Madrid scored a lot of goals, the game scheme often met a stalemate. That due to lack of creativity and lack of player rotation.
This lack of rotation is actually not without reason. Ancelotti made several rotations up front, but the results were still below expectations. This is what makes Ancelotti less trust in Real Madrid second-tier players.
The only way to add depth to the squad is to bring in players who have a lot of experience and high flying hours. Of course the name Kylian Mbappe has these two criteria.
With the arrival of Mbappe, Real Madrid is expected to have a variety of games. So, what other reasons make Real Madrid have to immediately complete the move of Mbappe?
1. Anticipating Barcelona new power
After beating Real Madrid four goals without reply, Barcelona have now gone twelve games without tasting defeat. They won 9 wins and scored 32 goals. Barcelona last defeat was against Athletic Bilbao in the last sixteen of the Copa del Rey, which ended with Athletic Bilbao dramatic victory with a score of 3-2.
Barcelona itself started the 2021/2022 season in a bad situation. They were left behind by Lionel Messi who left for Paris Saint-Germain. The club management situation is also not conducive to the club financial problems. Not to mention Ronald Koeman was sacked as head coach because the team performed poorly. Fortunately, the arrival of Xavi Hernandez is a breath of fresh air.
All the bad situations experienced by Barcelona ultimately resulted in their failure to penetrate the Champions League knockout stages. The Blaugrana were only able to collect a total of 7 points from 2 wins, 1 draw, and 3 defeats.
After stopping at the Champions League group stage, Barcelona began to be busy in the player transfer market. Top names such as Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Adama Traore were successfully brought in.
After being filled by these players, it didn’t take long for Xavi to restore the performance of the Catalan team. Barcelona is now in fourth place in the La Liga standings, three points adrift of Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, who are in third and second.
Barcelona is also a strong candidate to win the 2021/2022 Europa League. Therefore, the arrival of Kylian Mbappe is expected to make Real Madrid able to face the transformation of Barcelona.
2. Take advantage of the heat at Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain had to endure the bitter pill after being kicked out of the last sixteen of the 2021/2022 Champions League. Having a star-studded squad did not make the path of PSG to reach its first title in the Champions League running smoothly.
Despite appearing superior at home, PSG 1-0 advantage over Real Madrid is not enough to be capital in the away match to the Santiago Bernabeu. Moreover, Karim Benzema appeared hot with Real Madrid by scoring a hat -trick against PSG in the second leg of the Champions League last sixteen.
The defeat against Real Madrid apparently had a bad effect on the club management situation. The club president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, was even reported to be furious and went to the referee room. Nasser felt his club was disadvantaged because the referee approved Karim Benzema first goal.
According to him, Benzema committed a foul on Gianluigi Donnarumma before scoring. PSG situation became increasingly unfavorable after their ultras voiced that the president should leave PSG because they were deemed unable to bring the team to win the Champions League.
With PSG currently facing various problems, Real Madrid opportunity to immediately bring Kylian Mbappe to the Santigo Bernabeu is increasingly open. Previously, the transfer of the player was deadlocked because PSG did not intend to sell the player.
To prevent Mbappe departure, they are even ready to provide wages on demand. This could be a consideration for Mbappe to stay at PSG. However, the elimination of the team in the Champions League and the current bad situation in Paris can still be a golden opportunity for Real Madrid.
3. Save on transfer fees
Real Madrid of course need to spend quite a lot of money if they want to get Kylian Mbappe. Reported by Transfermrkt , currently Mbappe price is in the range of 2.7 trillion rupiah. He is under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2022.
In August 2021, Real Madrid had submitted an offer worth 2.7 trillion rupiah, but the offer was ignored by PSG. The second offer then came in January 2022 with a value of 800 billion rupiah. The offer was again ignored. PSG really intends to keep Mbappe.
Even so, so far, there has been no agreement regarding Mbappe new contract with PSG. If no agreement occurs, then the player can be obtained for free when his contract expires in June.
Real Madrid must immediately move to anticipate piracy from other clubs. If they are able to convince Mbappe to move to Madrid after his contract expires, then Real Madrid will save a huge amount of money.
4. Improved the right side of the attack
In addition to having the trio of Luka Modric, Casemiro, and Toni Kroos, Real Madrid has the duo of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. who have appeared fierce this season. Both have scored a total of 36 goals and 20 assists. They are the duo with the second most goals combined after Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry who recorded a total of 41 goals and 6 assists.
Despite having a lethal duo, Real Madrid attack is still limp with unsatisfactory performances by Marco Asensio and Rodrygo on the right side of attack. Both are not as sharp as Benzema and Vinicius Jr. so often stuck.
Kylian Mbappe is expected to fill this gap easily. Especially considering he can play on various sides of the attack.
5. Side by side with the MCK trio
When talking about Real Madrid success in mastering the Champions League by winning it three times in a row, of course our attention will be drawn to the very iconic MCK trio. The three of them continue to be the mainstay of Real Madrid to this day, in fact they are still a dreaded trio of midfielders.
With a wealth of experience from the three, of course it would be more solid if Real Madrid brought Mbappe to side with them. Especially if you want to return to success in the European football scene.
Those are five reasons why Real Madrid should maximize the opportunity to sign Kylian Mbappe as soon as possible. If it just a little late, it not impossible that there will be hijacking from other big clubs. Incidentally Mbappe is a top player who has a young age.