The football world is buzzing with the news that Real Madrid is considering signing Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland whose contracts expire next summer. This information was leaked by renowned Spanish journalist Josep Pedrerol.
According to Pedrerol, the Spanish football giant's objective is not just to bench-warm these prominent players. The club is making concrete plans to integrate both Mbappé and Haaland into their team. Undeniably, this news has stirred up a significant amount of controversy, with media channels giving it equal attention as they give to the El Clasico, the biggest football match in Spain.
Real Madrid President’s Reaction
Florentino Pérez, the president of Real Madrid, reportedly was not pleased with the timing of the revelation. He found the news to be a distraction from the recent resounding victory of his team against Barcelona in the celebrated Clasico. While Pérez did not decline the recruitment plan, he expressed his wish to keep the focus on his team's performance and to celebrate the victory.
Effect on Team Performance
Apart from diverting attention from the recent victory, Pérez is also concerned about the unsettling effect the recruitment rumours might have on the performance of his team. The club has started the season on a strong note, and Pérez is keen on maintaining this momentum without any disruptions that could derail their focus. In particular, he wants to highlight the impressive performance of their new signee, Jude Bellingham. As the recruitment news continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see how things unfold in the coming days.