With Paris Saint-Germain seemingly closing in on Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid have once again made contact with the 18-year-old to assure him that he has a guaranteed role at the club – to ease any fears he may have about his playing time at the Bernabeu.
The Spanish giants have admitted that none of the attacking trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema (aka the BBC) will be sold this summer, however they have claimed that they are no longer untouchable.
According to reports from Marca, the Spanish giants touched base with the striker on Wednesday to reaffirm their interest in securing his signature and to reiterate how important he will be to Zinedine Zidane’s side, should he join the club.
However, the 18-year-old has been subject to overwhelming interest from across European football, with PSG posing as a serious threat to Real Madrid’s ambition of signing the striker – seemingly pushing the transfer fee over €140m.
Mbappe’s season in numbers:
Directly involved in 37 goals2⃣6⃣Goals ⚽️1⃣1⃣Assists
No Monaco player bettered that pic.twitter.com/fKhypvBNg4
— Unibet (@unibet) July 3, 2017
Despite the enormous pressure place upon him, Mbappe is understood to have made it clear that he alone is the decider of where he will be playing his football next season – with a return to Monaco for pre-season training scheduled for next week.
Mbappe is said to have proclaimed his desire to play for Real Madrid at the start of his off-season, but the involvement of PSG has seemingly complicated matters for all parties as the money involved will have turned a number of heads.
However, Real Madrid’s most recent approach has reportedly not been to change their proposal but to make it clear that Mbappe can take a starting spot ahead of any of the BBC, as the club see the striker as the club’s main man for the future.
With BBC having an average age of 29, Mbappe would add much needed youth and exuberance to Real Madrid’s ageing attack, where he could seemingly lead the line for the foreseeable future.