Real Madrid need Mbopp to follow in Ronaldo’s footsteps – Cannavaro

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Retrieved 12 May 2020, 05:02 IST

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Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe

Fabio Cannavaro believes Real Madrid need Kylian Mbappe to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, but he believes it would be tough to sign the Paris Saint-Germain star.

The 21-year-old Mbappe has been linked with a move from PSG to Madrid, where he has played for the past three seasons.

Replacing Ronaldo has seemed difficult for Madrid, who decided to leave the La Liga giants and join Juventus in 2018.

Canvanaro, who has won two La Liga titles with Madrid as a player, said that what Ronaldo gave could be the club that needed the club.

“Real Madrid need players like Mbabane who can follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo,” the Guangzhou Evergrand coach told AS.

“It’s normal that Madrid want him to sign, but it’s also important to keep in mind that the PSG owners don’t need money. They are ambitious and they want to win the Champions League.

“I think it will be tough for Madrid to get him. The president of the PSG is a man who wants to win. I know them well and they will fight tooth and nail to keep Mbopp.”

Mbappe has won three league 1 titles, a Coupe de France and a Coupe de la Liga with PSG.

He has scored 30 goals in 33 games in all competitions this season, and the League 1 campaign has been canceled due to the Carnavirus epidemic.