• French Superstar Kylian Mbappé Has Signed For Real Madrid On A Free Transfer
  • How Does He Fit At Real Madrid And Their Attack?

The Spanish giants have confirmed the signing of Mbappé on a free transfer. 25-year-old Kylian Mbappé signed a 5-year-deal with Real Madrid, and he will be presented to their fans after the Euros. With the transfer saga now done, fans are now wondering how The Frenchman will fit into Real Madrid’s attack.

How Kylian Mbappé Fits Into Real Madrid's Attack

Los Blancos already have elite, young attacking talents like Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo Goes, Jude Bellingham, Brahim Diaz, Arda Güler, and Endrick who will also join up with the team in July.

How will Real Madrid integrate the best player in the world currently into their already impressive attack? Let’s have a look at factors that will help the Frenchman’s integration into the Los Blancos’ attack.

Perfect Style And Edge

Without going too deep into tactics and positional analysis, it is not hard to see that Kylian Mbappé is the perfect profile for the squad Real Madrid currently have. We can say that about any team in the world for Kylian Mbappé, but he is a technically gifted player that thrives in controlled chaos, a perfect recipe for a Real Madrid player.

We are talking about a fantastic 1v1 player, and an Elite goalscorer.

To the average football fan, it might seem that Real Madrid will struggle to fit Vinicius and Mbappé together because they both prefer playing from the left.

However, Mbappé’s adaptability, effectiveness in front of goal and his ability to link well with other technical player gives him an edge.

Mbappé has started evolving into a player that does not need plenty of touches to score goals, It was evident under Luis Enrique last season at PSG.

At PSG, Mbappé and Neymar combined for over 65 goals. He also struck a beautiful on-pitch relationship with Lionel Messi that yielded (36 G/A for each other) between them.

Kylian Mbappé’s style and technique should allow him to combine effortlessly well with Vinicius.

How Kylian Mbappé Fits Into Real Madrid's Attack
Bellingham and Vinicius Combining in 2023/24 via The Athletic

Vinicius also improved his central movement by a lot last season, as he was able to combine better with Jude Bellingham. That change will help him and Mbappé shift and interchange when necessary


4-2-3-1 Just like the French national team, Real Madrid might have to set up in a 4-2-3-1 to get the best out of Mbappé. A back four, and a midfield with Modric in a deep playmaker role alongside Camavinga, Tchouameni or Valverde.

Then Jude Bellingham will continue as the AMF of the team flanked by Vinicius and Rodrygo with Kylian Mbappé at the top.

How Kylian Mbappé Fits Into Real Madrid's Attack

Also, Carlo Ancelotti has showed many times during 23/24 season and throughout his career, that he can keep things flexible, to always keep the opponents guessing. He can easily encourage Vinicius, Mbappé, Rodrygo and even Bellingham to alternate.

Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo continuing with Real Madrid is a big factor on how Mbappé will settle into the Real Madrid squad. The Italian has always spoken on how the game is for the players, and how he does not like forcing players into rigid tactics. His coaching style fits Kylian Mbappé well, and that will help the Frenchman settle quickly.

Ancelotti has helped 4 different players win Ballon D’or by allowing them more tactical freedom. He allowed Kaka to alternate with Pirlo back in 2006, and that helped the Brazilian win the Ballon D’or back in 2007.

He also helped Benzema grow into his role combining with Vinicius back in 2022, and the Frenchman landed the coveted price too. Shevchenko and Cristiano Ronaldo also benefited from Carlo’s flexibility.

After all the trouble Mbappé and Real Madrid went through to make this transfer happen, his integration into the squad will be paramount. With Kylian Mbappé’s style, 4-3-2-1’s simplicity and a coach like Carlo Ancelotti, Mbappé might just reach another level in Spain.

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