The ongoing Kylian Mbappé transfer speculation has a late twist. Real Madrid appears to be the sole contender for the Frenchman.
On El Chiringuito, Francisco Buyo said that soon-to-be Paris Saint-Germain manager Luis Enrique has high admiration for Rodrygo. As a result, the Spanish manager desires the Brazilian.
Enrique, according to Buyo, would be interested in include Rodrygo in a deal for Mbappé. The expert did, however, mention that including the youthful forward would be difficult.
“Luis Enrique likes Rodrygo a lot, and PSG would like to include him in a deal for Mbappé, but there is no possibility,” Buyo explained. “Real Madrid will not pay more than €150 million for Mbappé.”
Paco Buyo (Ex Real Madrid goalkeeper and Al-Khelaifi’s close friend): “Luis Enrique likes Rodrygo a lot and PSG would like to include him in a deal for Mbappé but there is no possibility. Regarding a deal for Mbappé, Real Madrid will not exceed €150M.” pic.twitter.com/ZdoRn852dF
— Madrid Universal (@MadridUniversal) June 29, 2023
Rodrygo, who joined Real Madrid in 2019, has showed flashes of brilliance and a bright future. Enrique may hold high admiration for him because of his technical talents, pace, and goal-scoring prowess.
While adding the 22-year-old might reduce Mbappé’s transfer fee, Real Madrid does not appear to want to split ways.
Enrique’s interest in Rodrygo, followed by PSG’s denial, has added another layer of intrigue to the complicated transfer talks involving Mbappé.
Real Madrid has long been interested in the French phenomenon, with speculations of a possible move circulating. Regardless, it’s just more information in a saga in which many people are wondering where Mbappé will play next season.