Real Madrid wants Kylian Mbappé; there’s no denying that. However, it seems the Spanish giants want the 24-year-old to state his desire to join Los Blancos publicly.
After Real Madrid was left at the alter last summer, they likely don’t want that to happen again. As a result, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has to convince them to pursue him this summer transfer window.
L’Equipe’s Loïc Tanzi reports the La Liga side is holding off on making a bid until the player publicly declares his desire to leave PSG.
Speculation is rife that Real Madrid is preparing a whopping €180 million offer for the talented forward, with the club aiming to secure his services before the transfer window slams shut in the last few days of August.
(?) JUST IN: Real Madrid are just waiting for Kylian to publicly declare his desire to leave PSG before making an offer! The Spanish club intend to bid €180m in the last few days of August. @Tanziloic ??? pic.twitter.com/6Z9tpb5gen
— PSGhub (@PSGhub) August 6, 2023
Mbappé began this entire ordeal when he opted not to trigger the option to extend his contract until 2025. The Frenchman will be a free agent next year, which is why Real Madrid could play the waiting game.
Nonetheless, their current striker situation might force them to move rather than wait. These next few weeks will be a wild ride for this saga.