By Jordan Seward For Mailonline
Published: 17:03 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 17:18 BST, 1 September 2020
Real Madrid will not be able to afford to sign long-term target Kylian Mbappe, according to the club's former president Ramon Calderon.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker has established himself as one of the best footballers in the world and has been on Madrid's radar for some time with boss Zinedine Zidane a huge admirer.
Mbappe still has two years left on his PSG contract and would command a huge transfer fee with the French giants desperate to keep hold of their star man.
Real Madrid have long been linked with a move for PSG striker Kylian Mbappe
The 22-year-old has two years left on his deal at PSG and could cost a world-record fee
Like many clubs in Spain, Madrid's finances have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and Calderon does not believe the LaLiga champions are in a position to meet PSG's demands especially with the club already committed to spending a minimum of £500million on their project to redevelop the Santiago Bernabeu - which could rise to one billion euros by the time it's finished.
'No doubt Mbappe is a player who everyone would like to sign. He has great potential, and he is very young,' Calderon told Stats Perform News.
'He reminds me a lot of Ronaldo, the Brazilian, because of his strength and his capacity to score goals. No doubt, he would be a great transfer.
'I don't know if Real Madrid are able to do it