The thing is, not many club could afford crazy wage (let’s say 400k+) only the following club could, so the options are very limited:I don't know how attractive going to Real Madrid is at this point. I know that was always the destination for Mbappe, but things change with time and the Premier League simply seems more attractive right now, especially with CR7 gone and Messi on his way out sooner or later. He'll definitely have to run down his contract to get a move done, because no club can afford him and PSG don't need the money and hang on to their players, unless he has some kind of gentleman's agreement with PSG, which is also possible.
City have to spunk on Messi next season to keep Pep happy. I’m not sure even they can cook the books enough to pay the wages for both Messi and Mbappe.City have obviously spent silly money, but they tend to do a lot of 40-50m deals, rather than stratospheric deals.
Can't see them pony up 200m or so for Mbappe.
Not really. There is quite a lot of historical evidence as to why United fans feel all players want to play for Madrid (and Barcelona).Utd fans have some weird inferiority complex towards Real since Ronaldo left.
So City will sign Neymar and pay wages for Messi in one window?There's only one club in the league who can afford him and its City. It's also just fits the narrative of their type of signing. If it's La Liga it will be Madrid. Those are the only two clubs. I see under no circumstances us being able to afford Mbappe irrespective of COVID.
I don't see why it's surprising imagining that the best French players would be attracted to playing for arguably the biggest club in the world managed by one of the greatest French players of all time and a serial winner.Not sure why people here seem convinced any good french player, such as Mbappe or Camavinga, is destined to go to Real Madrid. Nobody thinks that way here.
He grew up a fan of CR7 that's for sure, but if you talk about clubs, he's more of a PSG fan. There's only a handful of clubs he'd join and that could afford him, and Man Utd is certainly on this list. If I was forced to bet money I'd probably put it on Real too, just because they need that big star and he could be the main man there.I don't see why it's surprising imagining that the best French players would be attracted to playing for arguably the biggest club in the world managed by one of the greatest French players of all time and a serial winner.
In Mbappe's case, he idolized Ronaldo at Madrid so it's not hard to understand why people would think the lure of donning their shirt and competing for European titles would be appealing
If I were a betting man I'd put money on him landing there. If he doesn't then England sounds the next likeliest
That's my take on it. Anyway, if we can't find £108m for Sancho then we haven't a cat in hell's chance of putting together a bid for Mbappe who'd cost significantly more.Haven't read the whole thread, but this must surely be some excuse for a new juicy contract...
Totally agree. Mbappe's contract with a new club will be the most expensive in football. Only City or Madrid could do that type of deal.There's only one club in the league who can afford him and its City. It's also just fits the narrative of their type of signing. If it's La Liga it will be Madrid. Those are the only two clubs. I see under no circumstances us being able to afford Mbappe irrespective of COVID.
No doubt in mind that they'd bin one of their front 3 to make room for MbappeI somehow can't see PSG agreeing to a £1 million a year payment for the next 4-500 years.
Exactly, with the way things are going. Pool will probably somehow get him for 20m and then sell one of their under 18 players for 35m to 100% cover the fee and have funds left over to cover his wages.Laugh now but these Mbappe to Pool rumours have been rumbling for a while
Agreed. Modric will be on his way out next summer too so it will free up more room in wages. I can't see him go anywhere other than Real Madrid next summer, especially when Zidane is the head coach.Madrid would have freed up Bales wages by then.. They have a shit ton of players they can sell.. they have raised close to 100 m so far already from selling fringe/loanees.
They still have to sell that LB we are linked to and Cabellos will be sold next season as well.. They can raise 200m if they have to..
Can see it happening.. huge outlay though..