Luis Figo is not convinced that even the mighty Real Madrid has the financial power to lure Kylian Mbappe away from Paris Saint-Germain.
Former Barcelona wonderkid Ronaldo Nazario eventually ended up in the white of Los Blancos.
Luis Figo moved directly from the Camp Nou to the Santiago Bernabeu when 60 million Euros was put on the table.
Even after Sir Alex Ferguson said he wouldn’t sell them a virus, Cristiano Ronaldo eventually moved from Manchester to Madrid.
So now that French superstar and prodigious talent Kylian Mbappe has been earmarked as a Madridista of the future, what has changed?
As far as the press is concerned very little. The headlines and the book-keepers are still backing him to pull on the famous shirt sooner rather than later.
Oddschecker has the Spanish Champions as favorites to be his next club with odds as short as 7/2.
However, according to club legend Luis Figo, as much as he would like to see the World Cup-winning winger play for Real, he believes that the financial power that supports PSG makes a move almost impossible.
In an interview reported by Goal he said:
“He is one of the best in the world, he has a lot of talent and a lot of room for improvement, but of course, he is currently in a very strong financial team. I don’t know if it will be possible to see him wear the white shirt.”
Who else could Los Blancos turn to to fill Cristiano Ronaldo’s boots?