Exclusive – Real Madrid are eyeing a trio of French signings, with Los Blancos hoping to herald Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Eduardo Camavinga within the close to future.
The club regained the La Liga title last season and supervisor Zinedine Zidane is eager to tighten their grip over Spanish football with some excessive profile signings within the not so distant future.
For the last year, Zidane has repeatedly told Real president Florentino Perez he would love to add Mbappe, Pogba and N’Golo Kanté to his squad. While these first two players stay on the club’s radar, a source has told that Camavinga is now most well-liked to Kanté.
The wonderkid broke into the first crew at Stade Rennais last season and has already made close to 50 appearances for his boyhood club. The 17-year-old scored an audacious bicycle kick on his France debut just lately and Los Blancos consider he is prepared for first crew football.
“Pogba is desired by Zidane, as is Camavinga – he would have liked Kante and thought he could come in and play before letting Camavinga fill that role, but they don’t think there is that need anymore,” a club source has told .
Manchester United and a host of other sides are also interested in the youngster, who is likely to command a hefty transfer fee. Despite this, Real are determined to get their man and, after failing to make a single signing during the 2020 summer transfer window, they are in a good position for the inevitable bidding war to come.
Pogba recently spoke about Real, admitting ‘all players would love to play’ for the Spanish giants.
Meanwhile, Los Blancos remain eager on securing a deal for Mbappe, another long term target. Zidane believes the young Frenchman will take over the mantle from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world’s best player.
“Mbappe is the jewel within the crown – Perez wants him and has cash set apart for that deal, they won’t be overwhelmed on finance and as long as the player wants to come, they may get him,” the club source added.
Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Inter’s Lautaro Martinez have both attracted consideration from Real within the past but the club’s most important focus remains Mbappe.