Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid, is repeating Sergio Ramos’ transfer ruse.
Florentino Perez is hoping to bring Kylian Mbappe to Madrid before the transfer deadline on Tuesday.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to adopt the same technique he used to sign Sergio Ramos in 2005 to sign Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe before the summer transfer window closes. The Spanish giants are said to be making a last-ditch effort to sign the forward, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Mbappe was reportedly on Real Madrid’s radar for long time and came close to joining the club before joining PSG in 2017.
Since then, he has established himself as one of the world’s most feared attackers, with a resume that most senior executives can only dream of.
Even if a move to the Bernabeu cannot be arranged before Tuesday’s deadline, the 22-year-old appears to be on his way to become Perez’s next Galactico.
Despite the fact that Mbappe will be free to negotiate a transfer from January due to his contract situation, Real Madrid is willing to pay a fee for his signature before the end of the month to be ahead of the competition.
However, tensions have recently erupted between Los Blancos and PSG, with the former accusing the latter of behaving unlawfully in their pursuit of the player.
Perez has stirred a lot of feathers during his time at Real Madrid, and he’s no stranger to making a last-minute transfer.
Since Perez became the club’s president in 2000, it appears to be a strategy used to gain high-profile signings, with largely positive results.
He previously signed Ronaldo Nazario from Inter Milan on the final day of the summer transfer season, while Ramos joined the club 16 years ago on the same last-minute basis.
Meanwhile, in 2013, a protracted and drawn-out controversy involving Gareth Bale was finally concluded with just hours to go in 2013, with the Welshman clinching a then-world-record transfer from Tottenham.
Perez, on the other hand, was unable to gain the services of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea two years later, despite making a similarly late offer.
In an odd twist to the story, the sale was almost complete when a fax machine malfunction prevented the move from taking place.
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