Report: Real Madrid & # 039; Operation Mbappe & # 039; by eliminating several star players – originally published on Sportslens.com
Real Madrid are targeting Kylian Mbappe again. The French striker has been on Los Blancos' radar for over three seasons.
The Daily Mail reports that Madrid has now drawn up a plan called "Operation Mbappe". Determined to sign the French, Florentino Perez has drawn up a master plan.
Los Blancos plans to generate between 150 and 200 million euros on the summer transfer market. The club has shortlisted six first-team players to be sold at the end of the season to raise funds.
Luka Jovic, Dani Ceballos, Gareth Bale, Isco, Marcelo and Brahim Diaz were added to the list. The funds generated by these player sales will be used to secure Mbappe's services.
Jovic is about to be loaned to Eintracht Frankfurt for the remainder of the season and the club is open to the idea of selling him as well. The same goes for Bale, Ceballos and Diaz, who are currently on loan.
In the meantime, Isco could be sold to either Arsenal or Seville. Marcelo also has an offer from Juventus to reunite with his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mbappe will be signed to PSG until summer 2022. The French club don't want to risk losing Mbappe to a free transfer next year and could potentially consider selling him this summer.
Operation Mbappe may not go as Madrid expected. According to Transfermarkt the market value of the six players to be sold corresponds to 116 million euros – less than the purchase of Mbappe.
Another problem would be trying to sell Bale and Jovic. The two Madrid strikers are among the club's highest-paid players but their performances have been below par over the last two seasons.
From Mbappe's point of view, the French striker would prefer to continue at PSG rather than move to the Spanish capital. Sky Sports – one of the best sports news sources available – suggests that Madrid is in pole position in the pursuit of Mbappe but will the financial aspect be enough when Mbappe is young?
Madrid are unable to fight for the UEFA Champions League while Mauricio's Pochettino side look like real rivals this time around.
Can this master plan called "Operation Mbappe" actually be implemented for Madrid next summer?