Indeed, Florentino now sees Mbappe's signing as key to extending his tenure as president, says AS.
"Have you seen the exhibition of Mbappé?" enthused Florentino. "In a half he has scored a hat-trick against the same Brugge who put us on the ropes at the Bernabéu.
"This is the signing that would set the fans on their feet and I would have be on top for at least ten years..."
Florentino accepts it will take €300m to sign Mbappe in 2020 - a price he would be prepared to pay.