Lionel Messi departure could help Real Madrid sign Mbappe.
The German midfielder believes the recent departure of Messi from Barcelona could help Real Madrid in two ways.
One, they would face a weakened Barcelona and two, it could open a route to sign Mbappe.
Messi’s 21-year spell at the Camp Nou came to an end which came as a shock to many in the league.
His arrival at PSG could mean the departure of another superstar from the French club.
‘We’ll see how it all works out (Messi to PSG). Maybe the move is good for us because our biggest competitor has lost their best player,’ the German said while talking to his brother on their joint podcast Einfach mal luppen.
‘And maybe even more good things will come out of it as a result. Maybe [a player] from Paris joins us… If that (Mbappe joining Madrid) should actually happen – I don’t know – this whole Messi deal would certainly not be a disadvantage for us.’