Fabio Cannavaro as a former Real Madrid star supports the recruitment discourse of young French star, Kylian Mbappe. In his view, the Paris Saint-Germain player is an ideal figure to replace the role of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Since defending AS Monaco, Mbappe has indeed appeared impressive. This also makes PSG willing to pour 180 million Euros to buy it in 2017.
His performance continues to grow together with Les Parisiens, while at the international level, Mbappe also managed to win the world title along with the French National Team in 2018.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo became the mainstay of Real Madrid between 2009 and 2018. During nine seasons defending Real Madrid, the Portugal national team captain scored 450 goals in 438 appearances in all competitions.
15 The championship trophy was won by Los Blancos thanks to the neat contribution of Portugal’s mega star, including four European Champions League titles. However, since his departure to Juventus in July 2018, Real Madrid seems no longer charismatic.
Bale, Benzema, Luka Jovic, Mariano Diaz until newly brought in from Chelsea, Eden Hazard is still unable to become Ronaldo’s successor. The club continues to try to bring the right figure, and Cannavaro rate Mbappe is the Ideal successor for Ronaldo.
“Real Madrid needs players like Mbappe, a young star who can follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps,” said Cannavaro, who now coaches Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.
Mbappe is indeed very productive together with Paris Saint-Germain. From a total of 120 matches in all competitions, the 21-year-old winger successfully won 90 goals.
However, Cannavaro doubted Real Madrid’s chances of getting French player service. Because, Paris Saint-Germain is not a typical seller club. What’s more, they are trying to become the king of Europe.
“It’s normal if Madrid wants to recruit him, but it must also be taken into account if PSG doesn’t need money. They are an ambitious club and want to win the Champions League,”
“I think it will be difficult for Madrid to get it. President of PSG is a person who wants to win, I know them well and they will fight hard to defend Mbappe,” said Cannavaro.