Raul Wants Real to Finalise Mbappe Deal
Real Madrid legend Raul doesn’t believe the club should hesitate in spending £160 million on Monaco prodigy Kylian Mbappe.
The youngster has been tipped to make a big-money move to Los Blancos this summer transfer window.
Speaking to Marca the club’s former striker suggested they shouldn’t worry about the fee paid in the current climate.
“The market will set the price,” he said. “There has to be an agreement between several parties and that will define it. Real Madrid have great players but it is clear that until August 31, anything can happen. For now you have to focus on those who are here and we’ll see what happens,” observed the Real Madrid great.
There’s no doubt spending £160 million on an 18-yearold would be something of a gamble, although Mbappe is the finest prospect in world football at the moment. Rival La Liga side, Real Madrid may be happy at the disintegration of the hitherto potent strike force of FC Barcelona following the very likely departure of Neymar.
The indication is deduced from the reaction of Real Madrid’s hard tackling Sergio Ramos who was happy that the mercurial Neymar may have played his last El Clasico last Saturday night in Miami, US.
Neymar swapped shirts with Ramos after Barcelona’s 3-2 win over Real Madrid in Miami, a move that has set the rumours swirling again.
As reported by the UK’s Daily Express, Ramos said, “I don’t know (if the transfer will happen), everybody is free to decide their own future.
“I hope it does happen, it’ll be one less problem for us”.
Ramos continued, “I swapped shirts with him after the game and hopefully it’ll be the last one he’s worn for Barcelona.”
Neymar’s present Manager Ernesto Valverde believes Neymar will stay with the club and only he will decide his future.
“I try to talk about things that are happening, not things that can happen,” Valverde said on Neymar after the game
“We’re going to wait, but we think Neymar will help us this season. I see him here on the field and we hope he’ll stay.”
Neymar failed to score in what may be his final appearance in a Barcelona shirt on Saturday night.
Spanish media reported yesterday that Neymar did not return with Barcelona after their Miami ICC expedition.
He’s scheduled to travel to China for club and promotional activities.
However, there were speculations that after the trip to China Neymar will visit Qatar to meet with PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi to close his signing with the French club.
His medical is expected to happen at the Aspire Medical Centre in Doha, Qatar.