Vinicius Jr tipped to QUIT Real Madrid because of Mbappe

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese
  • Updated: 15 May 2024 13:18 BST
  • 3 min read
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Vinicius Jr has been tipped to quit Real Madrid because of Kylian Mbappe.

William Gallas believes that the signing of Mbappe this summer will eventually lead to Vinicius Jr leaving Real Madrid.

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Mbappe announced last week that he is leaving PSG on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.

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The France superstar is widely expected to join Real Madrid on a free transfer in July.

One of the biggest talking points around Mbappe is where he will play.

His favourite position is as an outside left attacker, the same role that Vinicius Jr currently occupies at Madrid.

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Gallas believes that the presence of Mbappe will eventually lead to a situation where both stars can’t coexist in the same team.

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What did Gallas say?

“Vinicius Jr has been brilliant for Real Madrid, and if he wins the Champions League, I think he will win the Ballon d'Or,” Gallas told Genting Casino.

“I don't know what is going to happen when Kylian Mbappe comes to Real Madrid, because playing down the middle is not his position.

“I would not be surprised to see a front three of Vinicius Jr, Mbappe and Rodrygo, with Mbappe down the middle, then the next season they sell Vinicius Jr.

“I don't think Mbappe playing down the middle will restrict Jude Bellingham. When he was at Dortmund, Bellingham did not play as high up the pitch as he does for Real Madrid, and he was still a great player. Bellingham will play behind Mbappe next season, he will properly be a part of a three-man midfield. I don't expect Bellingham to score anywhere near the amount of goals he's scored this season.

“He started well, but we've seen his goalscoring levels decrease in the last month or two. Bellingham is a midfielder, and he won't have the system from this season to get the same amount of goals next year, and his Spanish opponents know what to expect from him now.”

Mbappe is expected to announce his free transfer to Real Madrid after the final of the Champions League.

Real Madrid take on Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on June 1, a game in which Vinicius Jr is expected to be the big star in.

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