'The new Bellingham' - The plan for Real Madrid's next signing after Mbappe

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 3 Jun 2024 11:02 BST
  • 3 min read
Jude Bellingham, Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid, 2023/24

Kylian Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid will be made official imminently, but that will not be the end of the major summer signings at the Bernabeu.

Mbappe will move to Los Blancos when his PSG contract expires at the end of June, with the France international to complete a deal that is set to see him land a world-record signing-on bonus.

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The PSG ace has a five-year deal in the pipeline but will not be the only talent that Real Madrid raid Ligue 1 for this summer, with Marca indicating that next on their hitlist in Lille centre-back Leny Yoro.

It reports that the 18-year-old is very much in the sights of Carlo Ancelotti’s side, though any deal will be dependent on the young Frenchman.

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Leny Yoro

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Yoro told to follow Bellingham example

Interest also comes from several Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, and Los Blancos are seemingly growing impatient, with the Bernabeu side have been swift and effective in their transfer work in recent years.

Real Madrid will not match the wages on offer in England, but it is hoped that the example of Jude Bellingham will inspire Yoro to join them.

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Leny Yoro, Lille
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Marca warns: “It is time for the Lille footballer to show whether or not he really wants to play for Real Madrid.

“To do this he is going to have to do a Bellingham, that is, give up money to wear Real Madrid white.

“This Saturday he gave an indication that may lead one to think he will, with his presence at the Wembley final.

“Real Madrid sporting director Rafa Marin awaits a decision in this regard to know his possible destiny for next season.”

Luka Modric will stay at the Bernabeu for another season, Marca adds, while Lucas Vazquez is likely to remain too, although a deal on this front has not been closed out.

Nacho Fernandez will leave and may join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr after the Real Madrid legend gave him a call, while there are doubts over the future of Andriy Lunin, whose deal is up next summer.

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