How Do You Replace a Legend? - The Transfers, Rumors & Lies Thread

Discussion in 'Real Madrid' started by Nathanial Essex, Jun 13, 2023.

  1. Nathanial Essex

    Nathanial Essex Member+

    Real Madrid
    England
    Mar 19, 2017
    In the realm of football's transfer tides,
    Where Real Madrid seeks their glorious strides,
    A quest for talent, a striker divine,
    Whose prowess would make the Bernabeu shine.

    Harry Kane, a name whispered in the air,
    A striking force beyond compare,
    But lo! Daniel Levy stands in the way,
    Negotiations dance, a high-stakes play.

    With silver tongues and patience keen,
    Real Madrid's emissaries intervene,
    In boardrooms deep, the talks unfurl,
    To bring Kane's magic to the Spanish whirl.

    Yet Benzema's shadow begins to fade,
    A legend departing, a void cascade,
    The stage is set, the drama takes hold,
    Will Kane's arrival be a story foretold?

    And amidst this dance, another star looms,
    Mbappé's allure, a fire that consumes,
    The whispers of his destined flight,
    Turbulent tales, an everlasting fight.

    The drama unfolds, the saga entwined,
    Real Madrid seeks the gems to find,
    Balancing dreams with the game's cruel trade,
    As negotiations ebb and fade.

    In the corridors where deals are sealed,
    Real Madrid's fervor shall not be concealed,
    With grit and guile, they shall persist,
    Navigating transfers with a determined twist.

    So let the rumor mill spin its tale,
    As transfer whispers softly prevail,
    Real Madrid's pursuit, a passionate quest,
    To adorn the crown, their squad be blessed.

    Through Daniel Levy's tangled maze,
    And the saga of Mbappé's tempting blaze,
    Real Madrid's future shall come to light,
    In the theater of transfers, a captivating sight.
     
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  2. Raul-7

    Raul-7 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 17, 2006
    Can you change it to Galacaticos Era 3.0 or How to Outcompete the Oil Tycoons or something more catchy/less stale? I love you as a friend but the title is boring.
     
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  3. Nathanial Essex

    Nathanial Essex Member+

    Real Madrid
    England
    Mar 19, 2017
    Lol. Happy for suggestions! Will wait for a few others first before changing it.
     
  4. Serengeti_Boy

    Serengeti_Boy Member+

    Sep 15, 2009
    Serengeti, East Africa
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Tanzania
    Yeah, sure. But what about the RB position?
     
  5. arcane

    arcane Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    Philippines
    Whos available in the market?
     
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  6. Ahmadi8

    Ahmadi8 Member+

    Apr 14, 2005
    Bahrain
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Bahrain
    Well obviously Mbappe's best friend, Hakimi!!!
     
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  7. zizou555

    zizou555 Member

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    Dec 4, 2007
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I m not sure what's worse this or the YS vomit titles?
     
  8. Nir_O

    Nir_O Member+

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    Mar 16, 2019
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  9. saadomar

    saadomar Member+

    Real Madrid
    Mar 21, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
  10. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
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  11. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    24 hours before all this Mbappe news exploded, we all saw that video of Florentino being asked about Kylian and he said “yes, but not this year”

    There is no way that was a coincidence. What do you guys think was the strategy behind that?
     
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  12. Zidane05

    Zidane05 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    Toronto
    Could be a slip corrected by “not this year”.

    Could be just trolling.

    Either way, hilarious.
     
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  13. Doni

    Doni Member+

    Dec 4, 2010
    London
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I think it might stem from some sort of contact he’s had with Mbappe’s mother, but I don’t like it. All this he only wants Madrid is BS imo, this is the guy our transfer strategy revolved around, he was releasing comic books about us then we learn he was negotiating with the likes of Liverpool and Milan last year to drive up the PSG offer which was always the plan.

    It would be amazing for us if it happened but I’ll only believe any of it when I see the Communicado Official.

    I fear we waste a summer on him.
     
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  14. Ssr9

    Ssr9 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Nov 10, 2008
    Sydney
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Mali
    Just a bit of misdirection lol

    My feeling is that after last summer's fiasco (from a Real Madrid point of view), Florentino laid out a new plan to bring him back under certain conditions and only if Mbappe played ball. I think that's what we're seeing now.

    I mean....if that's not the case why would Mbappe as early as July 2022 just after signing already tell PSG that he would not be renewing.

    If any of what we're hearing is true....Flo's hands have been all over this lol
     
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  15. RaMaaa

    RaMaaa Member+

    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Oh wow, 10 tweets every hour about Mbappe. It will be fun
     
  16. Ssr9

    Ssr9 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Nov 10, 2008
    Sydney
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Mali
    I'm onboard the hype train! Let's go lol

    Fun summer ahead....last couple of seasons were pretty boring.

    Now we're looking at a summer of:

    - Brahim Diaz
    - Fran Garcia
    - Joselu
    - Bellingham
    - Antonio Davies??
    - Mbappe ??

    Crazy. Enjoy it people!

    I just hope all our business is done before the US pre-season trip.
     
  17. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--






    Ironic given Mbappe extended "prison sentence" for record deal last summer.
     
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  18. YOUNGSTARS87

    YOUNGSTARS87 Yellow C@rd Bandit

    Dec 21, 2005
    Can't trust anything but who these characters have shown us to be... greedy and self-serving.

    The only reason I see Mbappe's mom pulling this card is she legitimately sees Benzema's departure as an opportunity for her son to replace him and be the face of the sport at the biggest club.

    Maybe the Kane rumors put fear in her..

    Maybe she realized that if she plays this game for too long she will get burned and her son will end up hating her when it ends up at Newcastle or Manchester.
     
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  19. eran bar-levi

    eran bar-levi Member

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    Jul 18, 2018
    Israel
    Mbappe
    o
    if KM will join, probably it will be the last player this summer
    all the eggs will put on this basket
     
  20. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
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  21. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    We signed Tchouameni and Bellingham beating oil clubs after Mbappe renewed as well. RM perfectly capable of getting Kane or Osimhen if we make the move and Mbappe knows that would end option of joining RM given finances involved.
     
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  22. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Benzema departure not only literally makes space for Mbappe in the squad, but also sets up a strong narrative as well. Florentino can say “esto si es mi Mbappe” and reverse all of the animosity that was built up from last summer. He can take the #9 and be our new French striker. There would be no question as to who would be the leader in the locker room. He can push his way out of PSG and genuinely construct a hero narrative when Real Madrid just got battered in the CL.

    I agree Flo’s hands are all over this
     
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  23. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
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  24. boeder

    boeder Member+

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    Feb 27, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Lol at the 4-0 loss to City "changed everything" notion..no it didn't. Our future is still very much tied to the whims of a moody imbecile and his golddigger mother, even with Benzema gone.

    If we lose out on Mbappe for a 4th time, and that's the default, do you think Levy would accept €90-100mil for Kane late in the market? Will he even sit down for a negotiation that doesn't open the bidding at €100mil? Flo is putting the club in a garbage position year after year to appease this little sh!t. When the F does it end?
     
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  25. Anon.

    Anon. Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    #25 Anon., Jun 13, 2023
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2023
    And Camavinga as well, PSG were desperate to sign him too. Both Rudiger and Alaba had bigger offers from other European clubs, and it wouldn't surprise me if PSG and / or City were looking at those two on a free transfer with stupendously high wages.

    EDIT - I was one of the vocal posters on RMBS, questioning the club's pulling power and ability to acquire top talent. But I have to eat humble pie now (and all of it), because there are so many examples, over the last 2 years, of players that we've managed to persuade to join the club.
     
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