Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has indicated that the club will actually sign Kylian Mbappe this summer.
Perez was speaking after Los Blancos won their 35th La Liga title with a comfortable 4-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday, with Carlo Ancelotti becoming the first manager to ever win league titles in Italy, England, France, Germany, and Spain.
Although Real are still battling for the Champions League with a 4-3 defeat in the first leg of their semi-final against Man City, attention has begun to shift in the summer and questions were being asked from Perez about the transfer market following the end of the tournament. up.
Mbappe is one of the most sought after, as the French star expires in the summer at Paris Saint-Germain – although head coach Mauricio Pochettino has indicated he is not going anywhere.
Speaking to Moovistar about Real’s pursuit of Mbappe, Perez said: “I haven’t thought about it yet but as you can say, it may be true and so on.
“If we plan for next year’s squad we will see.”
The 75-year-old also expressed his satisfaction with Los Blancos’ La Liga victory, adding: “I feel the way all Madrid do, a lot of satisfaction.
“We had a goal to win LaLiga and win the Champions League. We won the first one and now we have to see through the Champions League.”
Perez also praised Ancelotti for his work since his re-appointment as Real Madrid manager. “He has a lot of experience in coaching teams and there is always criticism,” he said.
“But his identification with Real Madrid is very good, with our values and what we stand for, and that is important for the coach.
“Maybe [Ancelotti was not expecting a job offer]. When we called him he said ‘I’m running’, and he said that.
“And when I spoke to him a few days ago, he told me he had coached many teams and said the difference was that in Real Madrid the players are the fans of the team, and that goes hand in hand.”