From that point on, Los Blancos placed Mbappe on their radar and even made a 200 million euro offer to acquire his services last summer.
PSG turned down Real Madrid’s bid, but the 22-year-old could move to the LaLiga Santander side on a free transfer next July, with his contract set to come to an end on June 30.
Real Madrid believe that their interest in Mbappe could trigger a reaction from the Ligue 1 club and they are expecting PSG to make moves for some of their players.
Real Madrid protecting themselves
This is the reason behind the one billion euro release clause they included in Fede Valverde’s new deal and which they are planning to include in future deals with Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Junior.
Real Madrid are planning to do something similar with certain academy players and they are very attentive to anything that may occur in the near future, with youngsters such as Marvin Park, Sergio Arribas, Antonio Blanco, Miguel Gutierrez, Bruno Iglesias, Marvel and Rafa Marin all expected to attract interest.