After the failure of the track leading to Kylian Mbappé, Real Madrid intends to launch an attack on Rafael Leão. A big offer is even in preparation according to the Italian press.
A heartache. For several months, even years, Real Madrid has been flirting with Kylian Mbappé. In 2017, the Merengues had done everything to recruit him. But the Frenchman had finally given in to the advances of PSG. Despite everything, the people of Madrid, through Florentino Pérez, continued to woo the 2018 world champion so that he could sign free in 2022. They thought they would achieve this since the player’s dream is and always has been to play in the Spanish capital. But finally, he decided to extend in Paris until 2025.
This caused a rift between him and a good part of Real Madrid supporters and the Spanish press. On the club side, no official reaction from President Florentino Pérez, who wet the jersey to recruit the tricolor star. Touched, but not sunk, the residents of the Santiago-Bernabéu stadium, who had decided to hand over to Erling Haaland thinking of signing Mbappé, decided to activate plans B this weekend. Monday, AS unveiled a list of 5 names. We find there Robert Lewandowski, who has been negotiating with Barça for a very long time.
Real Madrid fall for Leão
There is also Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Núñez and Rafael Leão. And according to the Italian press, the Spaniards have decided to accelerate on this track. Voted best player of the season in Serie A, the Portuguese, long courted by PSG, took his team to the Scudetto. Author of 14 goals and 10 assists in 42 matches in all competitions, the former LOSC player has been monstrous this year. Inevitably, Real Madrid flashed on him. This Wednesday, the Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Whites are preparing a €120m offer for the 22-year-old striker.
They intend to take advantage of their good relations with the Lombard management, in particular with the Theo Hernandez and Brahim Diaz files, to facilitate this operation. However, there is no guarantee that this will succeed. The gazzetta assures that the Rossoneri, who have set the player’s release clause at €150m, are not selling at all. They even want to extend his contract until 2026 (the current contract runs until 2024) with a salary of 5 million euros per year at stake. Like Mbappé, Rafael Leão might prefer to continue his love affair with Milan rather than start a new one with Casa Blanca. A possible blow for Real Madrid, which is definitely struggling to seduce.