Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants to sign Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe but will need to offload a big name to make room for the young sensation.
According to Marca, Gareth Bale will be offloaded this summer for Kylian Mbappe to be brought in. The Welsh international didn’t enjoy the best of seasons at Real Madrid missing large periods of the campaign through injury. He did still manage to score nine goals and make five assists but he played little part in their title and Champions League success.
With Monaco holding out for a world record bid for Mbappe, Real Madrid will need to raise the funds through the sale of a previous world record transfer in Bale (£85m from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013). Manchester United have been keen on Bale and have the funds to meet any asking price.
The other option for Real Madrid would be to agree the deal with Monaco for Mbappe’s signature but to delay the transfer until 2018. This deal would give Mbappe another year of regular football and development, while Zidane would have more time to raise the funds.