Real Madrid are unlikely to sign PSG striker Kylian Mbappe in this summer’s transfer window, Geremi believes. The France international is Florentino Perez’s top target as he looks to bring more Galacticos to the Bernabeu. Yet one of their former players is doubtful whether a move will happen.
Real Madrid wanted to sign Mbappe back in the summer transfer window of 2017 after he’d burst onto the scene at Monaco.
With Cristiano Ronaldo’s spell at the club winding down, Los Blancos explored ways for a deal to be struck.
In the end, however, they missed out.
PSG were able to sign Mbappe from Monaco, initially on loan, adding to the capture of Neymar from Barcelona earlier that summer.
The player’s stock has since risen majorly, with Mbappe now recognised as one of the best forwards on the planet.
The 23-year-old has scored 10 goals from 19 matches in Ligue 1 this term, while also scoring five in the French Cup and four in the Champions League.
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Mbappe is yet to sign a new contract at the Parc des Princes, with his existing deal due to expire at the end of the season.
But Geremi, speaking exclusively to Express Sport via Freebets.com, thinks a move for the Los Blancos forward is ‘not possible’ this summer due to the quality of the Ligue 1 giants’ squad.
“My personal view is that, for me, I don’t think it will be possible,” he said.
“I remember Mbappe at the beginning saying ‘my wish is to play with the biggest footballer in the world’. Now, when you look at the squad of Paris Saint-Germain he has it there!
“I don’t think he will move when he has all of the best players in the world and go to another big club.
“Because when you move from one club to another club it’s like starting another challenge.
“He’s already settled, he’s one of the best players in Paris Saint-Germain. So I think he’s started to become one of the leaders in the dressing room, one of the best players in the dressing room.
“For me, I would like him to go to Real Madrid because I played for Real Madrid.
“But, as a player when I look at how he would think, I don’t think it would be possible.
“I think he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain.”
Real are flying high at the top of the La Liga table under Carlo Ancelotti.
They’ve won 15 of their 21 matches so far, drawing four and losing just two.
Yet domestic success isn’t always the biggest thing over in Madrid. Instead, it’s the Champions League where managers are really judged.
Geremi knows all about the pressures of playing for the Spanish side, having won two Champions League titles there during his career.
And the Cameroon international believes Ancelotti must fare well in both tournaments if the season is to be constituted as a success.
“Well, Champions League is one of the biggest tournaments and competitions,” he added.
“Every big club at the beginning of the season has this as a target.
“Also, La Liga. It’s a big competition.
“When you look most of the time at big clubs, they’re always going for the big competitions.
“That is what they say usually when they sign someone or appoint a manager, they say if ‘we sign you we want you to go as far as possible in every competition’ which is fair enough because to be a big club, you need to win the big competitions.”