Real Madrid take next step towards highly-anticipated forward transfer


Real Madrid’s hand was reportedly forced when it came to letting defender Raphael Varane leave the club this summer. However, it now appears as though it could just be one piece of an even bigger plan that will see the club finally signing long-time target Kylian Mbappe.

Premier League side Manchester United is reportedly planning to finalise a move for the French defender, which would earn the La Liga outfit somewhere in the vicinity of 50 million euros. Los Blancos have been conservative in the transfer market in the past year, and it is believed that they are preparing for a big-money move for Mbappe.

The funds generated from the sale of Varane could very well go towards the acquisition of his fellow Frenchman from Paris Saint-Germain. Apart from David Alaba who arrived from Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer, Real Madrid has not been linked closely to many other players during this transfer window. Fans remain hopeful that the Mbappe deal may still happen, but the club has been keeping its cards close to the chest.