Real Madrid has made the decision not to pursue Kylian Mbappe next summer, even if he departs Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent.
Mbappe has long been a prime transfer target for the LaLiga giants, but according to CadenaSER, Madrid has now abandoned their interest in the French captain.
With Mbappe’s current contract at PSG set to expire in the coming months and no extension in place, Madrid has clarified that they will not attempt to sign him for three key reasons.
Firstly, it is reported that Mbappe would demand a minimum of €20 million per year at Madrid, along with a substantial bonus if he were to join on a free transfer.
Secondly, Real Madrid is shifting their focus to younger players for their squad, as demonstrated by the acquisitions of Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, and incoming striker Endrick. Mbappe, set to turn 26 next year, no longer aligns with their strategic recruitment approach.
Lastly, concerns have arisen at Madrid over the massive contract PSG offered Mbappe, leading to apprehensions that such a significant expenditure could unsettle fans and create economic challenges for the club.