04 Jul 2021 06:24:58
Hi ed. any chance for a quick update on madrid? thanks.

{Ed002's Note - There are large numbers of potential comings and goings - I can answer specific questions if you have any. Calderon is using a long-term debt to gain political points but the debt has been offset by the Adidas deal (about 18 months ago) which they offset existing debt and borrowed against - so it is not an issue. They were tasks last summer with offsetting €190M in sales and wages which they have effectively done. They are now in goodish shape and will continue to sell and have already been negotiating for four (ish) major purchases this summer with a couple of options. So whilst it is conceptually correct over a longer-term period, they have the income to offset it already - plus they did very well last summer in transactions and will continue to do so. There is a plan going forward. The need to behave responsibly and they are one of the better sides setting themselves up for what might need to be a reshaped future.}

1.) 04 Jul 2021
04 Jul 2021 10:31:15
May i know which player they are negotiating as major purchase as of right now??

{Ed002's Note - That is not really how it works.}

2.) 04 Jul 2021
04 Jul 2021 13:15:23
Ok then ed 2 questions
1.Are they still looking at cb options or it depends on varane and militao leaving?
2.Are the primary cm options is still camavinga and giovanni reyna?

{Ed002's Note - (1) Yes, Ramos has gone and Varane is probably going to go. Real Madrid know they need to add two CBs - they have one already but do not want to be adding three, so Nacho will extend and Militao will likely stay. (2) Giovanni Reyna and Camavinga are not CM players. They have other options in CM.}

3.) 06 Jul 2021
06 Jul 2021 13:15:33
Is mbappe more likely to happen this year or next year ed? and if it happen does PSG have any replacement in mind?

{Ed002's Note - Kylian Mbappe (RW/S/F) is the primary target for Real Madrid in 2021 - they will face a challenge from Juventus who will be open to include players in the deal. Manchester City have certainly considered Mbappe but I think it unlikely they will commit to the €200M transfer fee, huge signing on fee and huge wages. Liverpool would also be in a similar position and the money would be a major issue for them. PSG don't want to sell him and at the very least will expect him to agree a one or two year extension to his existing contract that runs until 2022, that will keep his price buoyant - and that seems the most likely outcome but he may want a commitment that he can join Real Madrid next summer. Without a commitment he says he will not sign a new contract. But Ideally PSG want him to agree a new long term deal and are willing to offer him €750k per week for a minimum two year extension.

PSG have a number of options to add if he leaves but are not progressing them right now. Messi is being offered but the numbers are huge and Barceloa want to keep him.