The memories of the dreamy Cristiano Ronaldo presentation back in 2009 perfectly define what Real Madrid expect to take place when Kylian Mbappe will be officially presented as their new player.
Real Madrid are hoping that Mbappe will not be included in Paris Saint-Germain's squad for their Ligue 1 game against Reims on Sunday. This way, they can make his signing official on Sunday, or at the latest on Monday.
Then, Mbappe will join France for the international break and Real Madrid will have the time they need to prepare a celebration to welcome him to the club.
Always respecting the health and safety protocols amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Real Madrid would prefer Mbappe's presentation to take place at an open space that can accommodate a significant number of people in Valdebebas.
If this presentation idea goes ahead, it would have to take place on September 9 or 10, when Mbappe will be back from his international duties.
Meanwhile, the second option is to officially present the player on September 11, before their first game at the renovated Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, which will operate with limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Real Madrid are working on both scenarios, as they are confident that nothing will go wrong at the last minute.
Fans at the Bernabeu
Following their first home game against Celta Vigo, Real Madrid will dispute their first game of this season's Champions League group stage, and Los Blancos want to avoid a massive presentation taking place before such an important fixture.
Meanwhile, the Spanish Ministry of Health has agreed to allow stadiums to have up to 40 percent of their capacity for the first three matches of the season.
This figure will be reassessed ahead of the international break. The Madrid regional government is expected to have the last word and they could allow up to 70 percent capacity.
Real Madrid's last game at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu dates back to March 1, 2020, when they beat Barcelona 2-0 thanks to goals from Vinicius Junior and Mariano Diaz.