Only one month is left before the beginning of the new championship of Spain on the 17th of August. Of course, now in epicenter of general attention is a transfer policy of the participants of an elite division, and first of all, traditional favorites.
The statement of one of the heroes of the finished FIFA World Cup Russia, the 19-year-old forward of French national team and PSG Kylian Mbappe became the main news of the last hours. According to the statement of the young world champion, he is fed up with that jitters which he has experienced last summer in connection with the cancelled transfer from Monaco to Real.
And now, when Didier Deschamps’s national team became the new world champion, Kylian Mbappe, unlike the football players in top Spanish and English clubs Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé and Olivier Giroud, has preferred to stay in the homeland and therefore will continue his career in PSG. Thus, Kylian has officially refused to the boss of the Spanish royal club Florentino.
As a result, initially announced Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement by Kylian Mbappe won’t take place. We will remind you that earlier other superstar forward of PSG Neymar has refused to move to Real. And now Florentino has to solve the problem of complete replacement of Cristiano Ronaldo as soon as possible.
After Kylian Mbappe’s refusal the boss of Real Madrid has immediatle suspended negotiations with Manchester United on Gareth Bale’s transfer. Having lost the Portuguese and not having got the Brazilian and the Frenchman, Don Perez can really take the Welsh forward.
Within one and a half months of functioning of the current transfer market the new players of the defending champion of Europe were a full back of Real (San Sebastian) Álvaro Odriozola (€40 million), the 18-year-old forward of the Flamengo (Brazil) Vinicius Junior (€45 million) and the goalkeeper of Zorya Luhansk Andriy Lunin (€8.5 million). Thus, by analogy with a last year’s transfer campaign, Real has already spent nearly €100 million for football players who won’t always be even in number of substitutes.
The new champion of Spain is very passive in the transfer market so far. Today in the column “transfer expenses 2018” Barcelona has quite large sum – €198 million. But here €120 million are the winter transfer of the Brazilian playmaker of Liverpool Philippe Coutinho. And this summer the French full back of Sevilla Clément Lenglet (€35.9 million) and the young attacking midfielder of Grêmio (Brazil) Arthur Melo (€31 million) became the largest signings of the hosts of Camp Nou.
To tell the truth, these are also the football players of the next reserve who won’t be included in Ernesto Valverde’s bid. Seven weeks are left before closing the Spanish transfer market. And therefore, all most interesting and loud contracts are still ahead.