It’s not just Kylian Mbappe – five cases where Florentino Perez failed to offer the stars even though he had them on hand


When you get a call from Real Madrid, it’s hard to say no, but it’s not that it does not happen to this club to get such answers either. Moreover, the word ‘no’ cannot be said to a president like Florentino Perez, as the latter is accustomed to pharaonic and well-known signatures.

But in addition to Kylian Mbappe, which were not performed today, there are other major surgeries that have failed. David Villa, Erling Haaland, Massimiliano Allegri, Franck Ribery anë There are some cases that failed to land in the Spanish capital and below you can learn more about the reasons.

David Villa: Real Madrid ‘A’ plan in 2009

Florentino Perez became president of Real Madrid in 2009 and was preparing a new galactic project. Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and… David Villa. The Valencia striker at the time was the one elected by the president of Real Madrid at the time. He was very close to union.

But there has been a change in the Valencia presidency, which has refused to negotiate with Real Madrid. In the end, Villa went to FC Barcelona next season. Karim Benzema landed in his place. Time has shown that although Villa was the first choice, the latter turned out to be the best.

Franck Ribery: It was a dinner party

He was the best player in the Bundesliga. And a few years later, in 2013, he was third in the voting for the “Golden Ball”. Franck Ribéry was another old wish from Florentino Pérez that would come true. Up to 80 million euros have been offered for the player, as he told Bild. But Bayern rejected that move.

The German directors knew how to convince the Frenchman. Uli Hoeness told DPA that when Ribery was on the verge of joining Real Madrid, one dinner changed everything.

“When Ribery’s story with Bayern seemed to be coming to an end in 2010, because his agents had sold him more or less to Real Madrid, we invited him and his wife Wahiba to have lunch with us. The evening was wonderful and at midnight Wahiba finally said, “Franck, we’re staying in Munich!”

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