Real Madrid interested on both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe- Florentino Perez
Written by: Atrayo Bhattacharya
Zinedine Zidane is back at the Santiago Bernabeu and will have a huge budget in the next transfer window.
Real Madrid have been in the talks for hours now as the Los Blancos have re-appointed Zinedine Zidane to take the sinking ship to safer shores. However, with the Frenchman's arrival in Bernabeu Perez has also declared that he will be given a big pursue next summer and he can use his connections to lure PSG starlet Kylian Mbappe.
The Real Madrid president Florentino Perez also seems certain about Neymar with Zidane returning to the helm of the club. The Frenchman had an abrupt end to his glorious stint at the club which saw him guiding the Los Blancos to successive three UEFA Champions League title.
However, his departure started the turn around for the club as both Julien Lopetegui and Santiago Solari could not replicate similar fortunes. Hence the Frenchman is again re-appointed with the task of reviving the side which also lost leading goalscorer and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo's services last season as the Portuguese forward joined Juventus.
With the Frenchman's arrival, Perez has promised changes to the squad in the coming summer and most of the speculations indicate two of PSG's brightest stars, Neymar and Mbappe.
Florentino Perez spoke to the reporters during the press conference, as he said: "Zidane is French, so with Mbappe he could do something, no? Now what we need to do is finish the season well and prepare for next year."
Speaking about the speculations regarding Neymar and Mbappe, the Real Madrid president opined: "I'd take them both."
Speaking about the club's transfer policy Zidane suggested that the club's main motive now is to finish the season on a high and prepare well for the following season.
"We start that from tomorrow. We will change things, for sure. We must change things for the years to come. But now is not about that - the important thing is I am back."
"We will have time to talk with the president, with the club, about what we can do. We will see about that, but it is not the issue for today. We have 11 games left and want to finish as well as possible, starting on Saturday." the French gaffer added.
Real Madrid are going through their worst season in the recent era as the Los Blancos are out of the Champions League after a humiliating defeat against Ajax and are currently third in the La Liga table with 12 points adrift of leaders Barcelona. However, Zidane will look to use this period to test young players and their calibre and will also look to up the ante and finish ahead of their city rivals Atletico Madrid who are five points ahead currently in the second position.
Published: Tue Mar 12, 2019 07:00 PM IST