Real Madrid fans have branded Kylian Mbappe a ‘son of ab ****’ despite talkSPORT being told they will be ‘more dangerous’ in the long-term as they can sign a host of young talents instead.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side were crowned Champions League winners on Saturday night after beating Liverpool 1-0 in normal time in Paris.
Talismanic striker Karim Benzema had a goal controversially ruled out for offside in the first half, but Vinicius Junior’s 59th minute strike proved to be enough in the end for Los Blancos.
Real keeper Thibaut Courtois had to be called upon on numerous occasions to keep the Reds’ attack at bay, but the Spanish champions were ultimately in control throughout the tie.
However, it was not just the Champions League trophy that Real fans were focusing on at the match in Paris.
Just last week, supporters were left with a sour taste in their mouth after Paris Saint-Germain’s star striker Mbappe opted to stay with the Ligue 1 side after it being nailed on for him to make the switch to the Santiago Bernabéu.
After signing a new, lucrative three-year deal with PSG, the France international explained that the collapse in the deal with Real was down to him wanting to continue to ‘grow’ in his native country.
But this hasn’t gone down well with Real supporters who also made their feelings know at the club’s Champions League trophy parade.
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As well as numerous signs and shirts about the France superstar, fans began to chant words which translated to ‘Mbappe, son of ab ****’ while legendary left-back Marcelo was on stage addressing them.
The Brazil hero, who is set to leave Los Blancos this summer after an epic 15-year spell with the club, was unimpressed by the song.
One of the greatest full-backs ever to play the game held his arms aloft to disassociate from the fans – but they made their point.
But while they may be unhappy with the transfer snub, European football expert Kevin Hatchard told Sunday’s Weekend Breakfast show, they should actually be delighted.
“Because the Kylian Mbappe pursuit has failed so spectacularly, they’ve got a bit of money burning in their pockets and I think they’ll make further signings.” He explained.
“I think rather than putting it all into one player, it will actually be more dangerous for other teams in the long term because they’ll spend that money on several excellent young players.”
Ancelotti’s LaLiga winners were expecting to sign Mbappe on a free transfer, but would have spent £ 110million on his signing-on fee, as well as his annual salary of £ 20m.
Now, though, Los Blancos can now use their war chest on other transfer targets, which Hatchard sees as a blessing in disguise.
The Spanish club are already have Monaco starlet Aurelien Tchouameni in their sights, and will look to beat Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United to his signature.
Alongside Edouardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde, the future would look bright, even if veterans Luka Modric and Toni Kroos move on in the coming seasons.
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