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Madrid fans want Mbappe as Ronaldo’s replacement

French youngster, Kylian Mbappe has been touted by Real Madrid fans as the right player to fill the void left by legend, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is one who has been linked with a move to the European champions, but the one desired by the majority of supporters is someone whose place in the World Cup final is already confirmed; Kylian Mbappe.

Fifty-four percent of Real Madrid fans surveyed by MARCA want the Frenchman to arrive in what was a landslide victory for the Paris Saint-Germain star.

Eden Hazard is the second most desired signing with 15 percent of the vote, ahead of Neymar’s 14 percent and Kane’s 10 percent.The other six percent voted for any other unnamed option.

The teenager produced an outstanding display as France edged a tight World Cup semi final against Belgium, reaching Sunday’s showpiece against either England or Croatia thanks to Samuel Umtiti’s second half header.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Mbappe has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of his idol Ronaldo, whose transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus was confirmed earlier on Tuesday as the 33-year-old ended his nine-year, trophy-laden spell in the Spanish capital.

Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or in each of the last two years but his and Lionel Messi’s stranglehold on the award appears to be coming to a close, not that Mbappe has given it a second thought. ‘I couldn’t care less about that,’ he told TF1. ‘I want the World Cup. I want to sleep with it.’

Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, who nearly signed Mbappe for Arsenal before his move to PSG last summer was full of praise for the teenager.

He told beIN Sports: ‘He is the type of player who always makes you hopeful when he gets the ball that he’s going to do something special. ‘Watching him soothes the heart.’

 

 

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