Despite 100% No, Real Madrid Will Prioritize Kylian Mbappe Signing Over $135,000,000-Rated Superstar, Says MLS Legend

Published 10/07/2023, 12:10 PM EDT

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In the world of soccer, the summer transfer window has often been the stage for breathtaking dramas and unexpected twists. Real Madrid, who has long been synonymous with star-studded lineups, is currently embroiled in a saga of its own. As the curtain rises on the post-Karim Benzema era, Los Blancos eagerly await the unveiling of their new leading man. While speculations run rife, there’s only one name that piques the interest of the Madridistas – Kylian Mbappe. Recently, a famous MLS legend also claimed that signing Kylian Mbappe will be a top priority for Real Madrid in the upcoming transfer window.

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However, there are reports that the La Liga giants are also eyeing the addition of another $135 million rated superstar. Let’s weigh in on the prospect of Real Madrid’s transfer targets, and what this former MLS legend has to offer on this latest affair.

Kylian Mbappe remains a top priority for Real Madrid

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Real Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe has been one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer. The French superstar has been a long-standing target for the Galacticos, and his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the season. However, according to recent reports and speculations, Los Blancos are also interested in signing Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich. Although the Canadian left-back is currently one of the most exciting young players in the world, and would be a valuable addition to the squad, former MLS legend Herculez Gomez believes Mbappe’s signing will be prioritized over Davies.

While speaking with Sebastian Salazar in an ESPN FC debate show, ‘Futbol Americas,’ on the prospect of Real Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe, Sebastian Salazar stated to Herculez Gomez, “If you’re a Real Madrid fan, I think they would tell you that the priority is at the up-top not at left back.” To which Gomez replied, “Yeah priority is up-top, and I think they’re waiting for Mbappe. Mbappe will eventually get there and he’ll probably play that nine position.”

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Valued at a staggering $135 million, Davies is undoubtedly one of the brightest stars in his position worldwide. However, Gomez offered a unique insight into Real Madrid’s thinking. The revelation from Gomez is also significant because it indicates Real Madrid’s need for a world-class striker to replace Benzema. It far outweighs their desire to secure the services of Alphonso Davies, one of the best left-backs in the world.

While Real Madrid have already made a number of signings this summer, including Jude Bellingham, Joselu, and Brahim Diaz, they are still keen to add Kylian Mbappe to their squad. The 23-year-old French sensation is considered to be one of the best players in the world. Real Madrid know that signing Mbappe would be a major coup, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to bring him to the club.

How Real Madrid’s pursuit of Mbappe could impact Davies?

Real Madrid’s pursuit of Mbappe could have a significant impact on Davies’ future. If Real Madrid do sign Mbappe, it would likely mean that Davies would not be a top priority for them next summer. As Herculez Gomez also pointed out to the fact that despite having left-backs like Fran Garcia and Ferland Mendy, the name of Alphonso Davies sparks doubt. It means that standards for the left-back position are exceptionally high, with a preference for legendary players like Roberto Carlos and Marcelo. Although Davies might succumb to the exceptionally high standards, Mbappe’s pursuit could slow down his move to Real Madrid.

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The upcoming summer transfer window for Real Madrid promises to be one of intrigue and high stakes as the club seeks to strengthen the squad. Kylian Mbappe remains the top target, and Herculez Gomez’s insight has shed light on the club’s unwavering commitment to securing his signature. While the allure of Alphonso Davies is also undeniable, it appears that Los Blancos are fully focused on bolstering their attack.

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Real Madrid are confident that they can sign Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer next summer. Mbappe would surely add a new dimension to the Real Madrid offensive, which could be lethal for the opposition defenders and teams.

Do you think Mbappe will join Real Madrid after his contract with PSG runs down? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Sahil Sharma is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. He's been a fan since childhood, but his love for the sport truly took off when Real Madrid won their record 10th UEFA Champions League title in 2014. That famous La Decima triumph turned him into a hardcore Madridista.
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