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"Now what?

Now a European


final ».

At the

Santiago Bernabéu ,

Kylian Mbappé

's "no" hurt


He has hurt a lot.

But on the horizon there is no transfer market, but a new attempt to rule the continent.

The Madridista forces now rest there, despite the fact that part of the fans on the street are thirsty for transfers, for

new names

that cover for a second the one that will continue to be

PSG's number 7


Mbappé 's

third "no"

to the Chamartín board has been the most surprising.



they understood the first, in

2012 , when he was just a


-old teenager

who visited the sports city of the Spanish capital and decided a few days later to leave his neighborhood of


to enter the

Monaco academy


They also assumed with a certain logic, although already with a little anger, that Mbappé, after his explosion in the Principality at the age of


, would want to succeed first in the big club of his country and of his hometown.

What was not expected in the upper echelons of the Bernabéu is the French footballer's change of heart this year, signing

the largest contract in the history of football


50 million net

per season plus a premium of

100 'kilos

' (61 gross (30 net) and 97 renewal premium paid by

Barça to Messi in 2017


In Madrid they feared that the situation would go wrong, but they trusted in his wish from last summer and in what was agreed in recent months.

A confidence that has been the

basis of the management of the squad

during the last two seasons.

Without Haaland and without big names

After signing


to replace

Cristiano Ronaldo

twelve months later , since the summer of 2020 Madrid has only spent the

30 million



cost .

A signing, in addition, executed when PSG rejected the 200 million for Mbappé.

The striker conditioned everything.

The salary space that Marcelo, Isco and Bale

are going to leave

(almost 60 million) was for him and the 178 million entered in transfers in the last two windows, for his salary and his

transfer bonus

after covering the economic holes of the pandemic .

Such was the confidence and insistence in him that Madrid

withdrew from the bid for Haaland

by not being able to fit the economic obligations of signing the Norwegian with the offer agreed with Mbappé's entourage.

And such is the significance of the Gaul that there is no other similar piece, due to its age and quality, on the market.

There is no 'Plan B'

on the table of just one name and two surnames.

When the Champions League final is over, Madrid will begin to sound out their chances.

It will announce the signing of


, a Chelsea central defender who will arrive on a free transfer, and will speed up the official




and, especially,

Vinicius Júnior


The Brazilian attacker, who according to this newspaper was "crazy" to play with Mbappé, will now maintain his position on the left side and will earn stripes for next season.

The directive prepares for him an important salary improvement that will place him in the main steps of the squad.

Vinicius will be, along with



Valverde and Camavinga

, the young pillar of the future Madrid.

"It is inexplicable to win with this shirt," Vinicius posted on social media moments after the announcement of Mbappé's renewal.


Being from Madrid is a privilege

that not everyone can have," Valverde wrote, while Rodrygo uploaded a photo kissing the Madrid shield.

Young blood and madridista

, one of the keys to the good atmosphere in the current locker room, is what will be sought in the market.

Signings like those of Vinicius, Rodrygo, Valverde and Camavinga.

The fear for the experience of the signing of Hazard, who arrived at the

age of 28

, rules out doing crazy things for other great stars already consolidated and almost impossible to get out of their teams, such as






, so the fan will have to start investigating other names, such as

Darwin Núñez

(22-year-old forward for Benfica),


, (18-year-old midfielder for Dortmund),


(19-year-old midfielder for Leverkusen),


(forward of 22 for Milan),


(midfielder of 22 for Monaco).

200 million in cash and salary space, but "calm and without madness", sounds by Chamartín.

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