How can Real Madrid pull off astronomical Kylian Mbappe transfer using Vinicius Jr.?

For many Real Madrid fans, including Vinicius Jr., the signing of Kylian Mbappe by the Spanish giants was anticipated two years ago. Madrid had been without a star man since the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus and had eagerly awaited another Galactico signing since the underwhelming acquisition of Eden Hazard from Chelsea, which didn’t pan out well.

The focus is now fully back on Kylian Mbappe, as the Frenchman has reportedly decided to end his relationship with PSG and move to Real Madrid. However, the numbers involved are staggering, and Real Madrid may have to sell one of their star players to fund the move. How can Real Madrid pull the deal off using Vinicius Jr.?

How is Vinicius Jr. key to Real Madrid’s Mbappe pursuit?

Real Madrid are ready to go all out once again for Kylian Mbappe, even if it means selling one of their star players. It feels like forever since Real Madrid have been chasing the Frenchman, and this summer looks the brightest in terms of the Spanish giants’ chances to land their man.

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Imagine a Real Madrid squad without Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, and Karim Benzema. Most people may see a weaker Real Madrid squad, but the reality is that the club have spent the past few seasons freeing up enough space on their wage bill to land another Galactico signing.

Florentino Perez has spent the last few seasons investing in youngsters with all the potential in the world and without having to break the bank. Rodrygo, Jude Bellingham, Vincius Jr., Brahim Diaz, Aurelio Tchouameni, Camavinga, Fede Valverde, and even the incoming Endricks from Brazil.

The club president is now ready to go back to his Galactico days as he’s set to go all out to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer. According to reports, Real Madrid are willing to sell Vinicius Jr. for about $140 million to fund Mbappe’s move to the Spanish capital, with Manchester United being touted as the possible destination for the superstar Brazilian winger. 

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Brief rundown on Vinicius Jr’s Real Madrid career

Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2018 as a teenage sensation with a lot of hype surrounding him. The money the Los Blancos paid for his transfer was only second to what Barcelona paid for Neymar in 2013 to price him away from Santos.

Vinicius Jr. debuted for Real Madrid in September 2018 against Atletico Madrid and spent the next few months playing for the B team before getting his chance fully the following season. The Brazilian would go on to form a great relationship with Karim Benzema after a rocky start to his Real Madrid career.

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He has since won two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey title, and one UEFA Champions League. Vinicius also scored a hat-trick against Barcelona a few days ago in the final of the Spanish Supercopa, which was played in Saudi Arabia.


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