Former Italian footballer Fabio Cannavaro strongly believes that Real Madrid now needs a player like Kylian Mbappe who can follow the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo. However, he also feels that the Los Blancos will find it very difficult to sign Mbappe from French league champion Paris Saint-Germain.
After he delivered an awesome performance in the recent FIFA World Cup, media started linking him with the Spanish side. Besides, the fans also wanted him to come to Santiago Bernabeu. The speculation became stronger after Cristiano Ronaldo left the club to start his new sting with the Italian side Juventus.
Italian legend believes Mbappe can follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps in Real Madrid
Fabio Cannavaro, on the other hand, had spent his time on Real Madrid during his heydays. Besides, he also led the side to secure two La Liga titles. While talking to AS, the former Italian footballer said, “Real Madrid need players like Mbappe, a young star who could follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo.”
He said, “It’s normal that Madrid wants to sign him but it also has to be taken into account that PSG’s owners don’t need the money. They are ambitious and they want to win the Champions League.” The Italian star then expressed his concerns about Real Madrid to sign Mbappe and said, “I think it will be difficult for Madrid to get him.”
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Cannavaro said, “The president of PSG is a person who wants to win, I know them well and they will fight tooth and nail to keep Mbappe.” Arsenal coach Emery also expressed his thoughts about the French star. While talking to AS, he also said, “Of course he has the ability to mark an era in Madrid.”
He said, “Advice which league to play in? When I was in France, I love that he was there because I enjoyed it. When I went to England, I would have liked him to play in the Premier League.” The coach then added, “And if I return to Spain, I want him to be here. Look, surely there will be things from PSG that fill you up and maybe some will not, and there may be Real Madrid.”