Almost every Real Madrid fan anticipated Kylian Mbappe joining the club at last this summer. But, in a seemingly dramatic turn of events, the Frenchman has renewed his contract with PSG and will be staying there for the next three years.
As a result, Real Madrid have missed out on the signing of both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe this summer. The Norwegian striker has joined Manchester City after agreeing personal terms, and with the release clause paid for.
Who can Real Madrid sign after missing out on Kylian Mbappe?
Aurelien Tchouameni is one of the priority transfer targets now that Mbappe will not be joining Real Madrid this summer. The Monaco star has a price tag of around €70 million, and has been closely linked with a switch to the Bernabeu for months. Now, it might be the best time for him to make the switch.
Madrid need a backup striker to Karim Benzema, with Luka Jovic being unable to provide the kind of quality from the bench required. So, a striker as a short term replacement for Kylian Mbappe could be on the cards for Los Blancos as well.
With Gareth Bale and Isco both leaving, an attacking midfielder or wide player could also be a wise option for the squad. Richarlison is one of the possible options for Carlo Ancelotti, owing to their past connection at Everton. But, it remains to be seen whether Madrid will pursue the Brazilian or look elsewhere.