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Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez exit to pave way for Kylian Mbappe’s entry in Real Madrid

Real Madrid could move two stars on in order to fund a stunning move for Paris Saint-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe.

Kylian Mappen has been a long-time target of the Spanish Giants. They were close to signing him at the start of the 2018 campaign but the French International opted to stay in his home country. Mbappe himself is a long-time admirer of Real Madrid and has openly showcased his interest in joining them. While no official offers were made by Real Madrid for the 20-year-old.

They did try to sign his compatriot Neymar Jr. but couldn’t meet PSG’s asking price. The Spanish giants have not forgotten about the France international. The youngster is valued at 300 million euros, meaning that Los Merengues will have to break the world record for the most expensive signing. Fox Sports reports that Zinedine Zidane will be willing to offload two players in order to raise funds for Mbappe’s transfer.

Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez were Madrid outcasts and were supposed to leave Real Madrid. However, many deals failed to materialise for both and they stayed in the Spanish Capital. What was supposed to be a quiet season for both of them has turned out to be a rejuvenating one.

Both James and Bale have broken into the first team and have impressed with Zidane and the fans. Even after having a dream start to the campaign, Real Madrid plans to let both of them go in order to make space for Kylian Mbappe. According to Calciomercato, Real Madrid were unable to land Kylian Mbappe a couple of seasons ago, but they are keen to sign him over the next few transfer windows.

Gareth and James situation in Madrid right now…

Mbappe is one of world football’s star names and would fit into the old Galactico culture at Madrid. Although Los Blancos would need to offload two-star names in order to raise finances for the transfer. While completing a deal with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. One of those names is Gareth Bale, who is still reportedly unhappy at Madrid.

While Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez could also move on. Both have struggled at times to find form this season. It remains to be seen whether any club is willing to pay the substantial transfer fee and wages required to secure either of the duos, but if they do make way then it could pave the way for Mbappe’s move.

Bale and James together have been involved in 6 goals so far this season. While Bale still remains unhappy at the Spanish capital, James has found the new form under Zidane. He is adamant for more minutes. Having spent a few weeks being praised for playing through the pain barrier and contributing an important goal. 

James is now being questioned for his displays since the international break. He was a starter in the 1-0 defeat to Real Mallorca. He was the most roundly criticised by the fans and media alike. Even though he was one of the reputable players in the starting XI, that night.

PSG may be unwilling to sell their star player to rivals. However, saying no to Real Madrid has often proven difficult. It is still unclear where will the French star play next season. However, if he ends up in Spain, Real Madrid will be bidding goodbyes to some of their stars for sure.

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