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Managing Madrid Podcast: What is a fair transfer fee for Mbappe + expectations for Arda Guler

Matt and Ruben discuss the current state of the Mbappe saga, expectations for 18-year-old Guler and the message it sends the academy, as well as the impact of Ancelotti’s Brazil deal.

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On this Patron episode of the Managing Madrid podcast, Matt and Ruben discussed:

  • Odds of Mbappe arriving this summer given latest developments
  • What would be a fair transfer fee given the strength of Madrid’s position and the weakness in the PSG camp?
  • Dressing room cohesion and chemistry — does that change when Modric, Kroos, Nacho, etc leave in a few years?
  • How the Mbappe saga has morphed year after year and now the question is: does Madrid need Mbappe more or does Mbappe need Madrid more?
  • Mbappe’s dream: Real Madrid or status
  • Arda Guler’s surprise signing
  • The benefit of never seeing a player in action before
  • What message does Guler’s singing send to Sergio Arribas and Nico Paz, and the academy as a whole?
  • Sergio Arribas praise — greatest Castilla player ever? Greatest impact at that level?
  • Expectations for Arda Guler’s first season
  • Ancelotti’s deal with Brazil — net-positive or net-negative?
  • Can Ancelotti still potentially renew with Real Madrid?
  • “Hot-Takes” for next season

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Ruben Skjerping (@RubenPMN)

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