Real Madrid decided not to make any signings this summer as they tried to focus on sales in order to save money after the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, Los Blancos can focus on what’s ahead and will try to sign Kylian Mbappe and Eduardo Camavinga next summer, according to a report from AS. The report also mentions Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, although he’s not a priority like the two aforementioned players.
Mbappe and Camavinga’s current deals with Paris Saint-Germain and Stade Rennais expire on 2022, which could increase Real Madrid’s odds of actually signing both of them next summer. So far, both players have refused to sign a contract extension with their clubs and seem to be willing to wait. Ultimately, PSG and Rennais could be forced to sell the two young stars if they don’t want to lose them as free agents.
Camavinga will surely receive offers from other clubs, mainly PSG, but so far Real Madrid have received positive inputs from the midfielder regarding his desire to wait for Madrid and coach Zinedine Zidane, so Los Blancos are optimistic.
Signing Mbappe in 2021 could be harder, on the other hand. PSG just don’t need the money and could decide to keep the player until 2022 while still offering him lucrative contract extensions. If the attacker keeps refusing to extend his deal, Madrid’s offer could be heard by the PSG board, but it’s always hard to sign a star away from the Paris-based club.
Upamecano would be an intriguing signing for Los Blancos after his brilliant season with Leipzig. His contract expires in 2023 but apparently he has a €45 million release clause, according to AS. Madrid will eventually need to sign a center-back for the future as Ramos keeps getting older, so Upamecano could be a great fit even if he’d be a reserve during his first seasons with the club.
All in all, Real Madrid’s plans with these players could always change. It won’t be cheap for Los Blancos to sign all three of them and fans are not expected to be allowed in the stadiums any time soon, so it will be interesting to see if Madrid are actually capable of making that kind of investment next summer. If Mbappe and Camavinga keep rejecting their offers to extend their current deals, it’d be a great sign for Madrid.