Yvan Le Mee – a popular footballers agent, has revealed that Paris Saint-German young forward, Kylian Mbappe is now worth a staggering €300million.
Le Mee told Spanish daily Marca that Mbappe was Real Madrid’s prime transfer target just before the coronavirus pandemic paused the football season and other sporting events.
Mbappe, 21, is currently the second most expensive player in the world with his €180m switch to PSG from Monaco in 2018. His teammate Neymar is the costliest player with his €222m transfer to Parc des Princes from Barcelona.
“Mbappe, in a normal context, without this horrible virus or the economic problem that’s coming, we could think he was going to sign for Madrid this summer,” Le Mee who masterminded Julien Faubert and Ferland Mendy switch to Real Madrid told Marca.
“It doesn’t seem as though he’s going to renew and he has two years left on his contract. But with all this, it seems impossible that a club is going to spend now
what Mbappe costs. Because if Neymar is worth 222million, Kylian is worth 300million, because he is younger and just as good, incredible.
“He’s going to be the best striker in the world and I think he’s going to want to play for the best club in the world, which is Madrid, and
for one of his idols to coach him, which is [Zinedine] Zidane.
“Plus, today, there is no great competition in Madrid’s attack. That’s where they have a greater demand. They have a great like
[Karim) Benzema, but he is going into the last years of his career.
Lee Mee added: “Today, there is more competition in PSG’s attack than in Madrid’s and I’m sure he’d find his place without any problem.
“This year, there wont be any big transfers because they are not going to do crazy things, and I think it will come after the Euros.”
He also recalls how left-back Mendy was signed by Madrid from Lyon in June last year.
“It was a very difficult transfer because Lyon didn’t want to sell,” he said.
“They wanted him [Mendy] for another year, and Madrid didnt want to pay 48million [euros] plus the five [million) in bonuses.
“Negotiations lasted for months, and they already had many players in that position.
“[Chief scout Juni] Calafat and lgeneral director Jose Angel Sanchez did an exceptional job in the negotiations. Zidane
wanted the player at all costs and, despite the problems, he never gave up and that’s super important because there are times when the coach gets tired of waiting and the
club changes its mind.
“Ferland also had Juve, Napoli and Inter [interested], but Madrid were Madrid, and there was no problem with him. He had a poster of Zidane in his room as a child.”
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