Spain's capital, Madrid, was rocked by an 'earthquake' and subsequent rage Real Madrid felt they had a signing that would define an era and be the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo. After Kylian Mbappe opted to remain at Paris Saint-Germain, they have received humiliation and shame.
Kylian Mbappe was supposed to arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu on July 1 after previously reaching an agreement with Real Madrid. After years of meticulous preparation, the Whites had believed they had the 23-year-old signed and set to come to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Madrid supporters are now enraged by the amount of outstanding players the club did not acquire in order to save up for the Frenchman's arrival in summer 2022 and create room for his entrance. Erling Haaland, another striker who was heavily linked with the La Liga giants, is at the top of the list.
How Kylian Mbappe's decision inetrfiered with Erling Haaland's move to Real Madrid
When Paris Saint-Germain played Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu in March 2022, the child who had hung Cristiano Ronaldo pictures all over his room was praised by the home crowd. At least some of the Madrid fans seemed to appreciate his two goals that kept them from losing.
In addition, for the first time in four decades, Los Blancos did not bring in any new players for the summer transfer window in 2020, as the club decided to save costs. Mbappe's arrival had persuaded them that Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland would not be necessary.
They briefly considered the possibility of purchasing both. In fact, they have ended up with nothing. Now French journalist Romain Molina has revealed that Madrid had dropped out of the Haaland deal because theywanted to focus their attention on the Mbappe agreement they had previously reached.
"Real Madrid understood they couldn’t do a deal for Haaland, so they pulled out of it for Mbappe, with whom they had agreed on a deal a long time ago. Basically, Haaland was plan B. Now they don’t have a plan B, and it’s panic at Real Madrid,” said Molina.