Whenever we talk about Real Madrid and their squad we expect big names, a team filled with superstars and that’s what is in the mind of the president Florentino Perez. He is slowly but surely rebuilding the squad just like he did back in 2001 or we can say start of Galactico era.
After Ronaldo left in 2018, Madrid needed reinforcement and to restructure the squad but Madrid took different approach than earlier and spent money on new and young talents like Vinicius Junior, Rodyrgo Goes but the amount of impact was not there. Project was not giving the expected result so Madrid went and bought Eden Hazard who was supposed to spearhead the Madrid attack alongside Benzema. But Hazard got injured time and again and the project was a failure once more.
Zidane always trusted his old guard and played same team over and over again which sometimes showed results like they won 2019-20 league title but it was not enough. The decline was imminent and that is where Florentino Perez started his next project. This can be said Galactico project 2.0 as now they are looking to bring in mega money players like Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland to a new Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Now Real Madrid has submitted a whooping 170 million euros bid for the player after their bid of 160 million euros was rejected by PSG counterparts, who said they won’t sell Mbappe for less than they paid for him 3 years back and that amount was around 200 million euros. Now Real Madrid has submitted a bid with the ultimatum of either accepting or rejecting the bid by this weekend so that they can move on, Mbappe also wants this to be resolved by Monday before he goes for international duty.
Mbappe and Madrid have done their part in order to push for this deal. He has rejected all the new offers from Parisian club and expressed his desire to play for Spanish club. Now it’s up to PSG either to accept a 170 million euros bid or let him go for free next summer. We have to wait and watch.
Other than Mbappe Madrid is looking to sign Erling Haaland in next summer transfer window, his buyout clause is said to be set in range of 75-90 million dollars. Which Madrid can match easily. Also other reports suggest that Paul Pogba is also pushing for an exit and shown his desire to play for Madrid and he will be available for free next summer. He has also declined renewal offers from Manchester United and willing to go to Spain. Eduardo Camavinga is also a target for Madrid to rebuild this squad. He can be available for 40 million euros now.
Madrid has already tied up several of their star players for the same. Likes of Fede Valverde, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Karim Benzema, Dani Carvajal, Thibaut Courtois all have signed a new deal. Also young players like Vinicius, Rodrygo, Takefusa Kubo, Miguel Gutierrez, Antonio Blanco , Sergio Arribas are part of that plan.
It will be interesting to see how this project builds and how they all perform. Till then we have to enjoy the current squad and their performance which is looking good in terms of attacking but lacking concentration in defense as seen in last match against Levante. Let’s hope a deal between Mbappe and Madrid happens this weekend and all the fans of Madrid get to see the glimpse of what future holds for them.