Published on : 30/08/2021 – 15:56
The future of Kylian Mbappé is the last big issue of the summer transfer window. While Real Madrid are determined to afford the French world champion, PSG refuses to sell their superstar, who only has one year of contract left.
Will leave? Will not leave? In a transfer window that saw Messi and Ronaldo change clubs, the question of the future of French prodigy Kylian Mbappé is the latest issue that shakes the world of football, a few hours before the close of the transfer market. Real Madrid are working to attract the PSG superstar, far from being immune to the Spanish sirens.
The minutes are counted for Florentino Perez, the president of the Merengue club, if he wants to bring the Parisian prodigy this season. At midnight on the night of August 31 to September 1, it will be too late and he will have to wait until next summer.
The Parisian dilemma
The dilemma is simple for PSG: to replenish the coffers by collecting a stratospheric amount for a player at the end of his contract in June but depriving himself of the most effective striker of the last seasons at PSG, or then giving up on this windfall, align a five-star team for a year and an enticing MNM (Messi-Neymar-Mbappé), but risk seeing the French international leave for free at the end of the season.
Tic tac, tic tac… ⏰
According to @daily, Kylian Mbappé would have asked PSG to consider Real Madrid’s latest offer (€ 170m + € 10m bonus) 🔴🔵
In your opinion, will the Parisian striker join the Merengue club before Tuesday evening, 11.59pm? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/B7U7WAH8Zz
Nothing however seems sufficient to convince Paris SG to give up its superstar: a first offer of 160 million euros was “not enough” according to the sporting director Leonardo, and the second proposal of 180 million euros bonus included, mentioned by the press, remains a priori unanswered for the moment.
According to the Team, Real Madrid are determined not to give up. Madrid leaders are said to be ready to draw a new offer. This could approach 200 million euros, an amount conducive to thinking the staff of the PSG.
From the top of his 22 years, Kylian Mbappé has never hidden that he dreamed of evolving one day at Real Madrid. Fan since childhood of the former Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo (2009-2018), the native of Bondy also cited Zidane as his model in the France team: “He was my idol for a long time in my youth. wanted to do lots of things like him, “he said in particular.
The French legend certainly no longer officiates on the Madrid bench but the association during the Euro with Madrid’s Karim Benzema was a source of great promises and the two men openly displayed their complicity.
In 2017, during his transfer from AS Monaco to PSG, the Spanish club was already in the ranks to attract the prodigy. At the time, the Frenchman wisely felt that he was still too young to go into exile abroad without making at least one stopover in Paris, in his region of origin. Four years later, the Parisian seems to be on the move and considers Ligue 1 to be too small a pond for the big fish he has become:
“France is not the best championship in the world, but I have always felt the responsibility, as an emblematic player, to make it grow,” said the Paris striker during the summer, fueling speculation on his departure.
However, Sunday, August 29, 48 hours before the end of the transfer window, “Kyky” was titular against Reims and the author of an XXL performance, eclipsed by Messi’s first in Ligue 1. The French world champion s’ is distinguished by a double of the head (15th) and the left foot (63rd), as if nothing had happened.
PSG closes against his player
“What I want is to win, to feel in a place where I can really win, where there is a solid project around me,” the player also said on Canal +, before the Euro.
The striker had been heard, with the golden recruitment of this summer with the arrivals of Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and, above all, Lionel Messi.
Mbappé “has no excuse to do something other” than to stay, firmly declared the president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi after the recruitment of the Argentinian geniuses.
“We are not retaining anyone, if someone wants to leave and our conditions are met, we will see,” also ruled Leonardo, sports director of PSG. “We consider the offer [du Real Madrid] like a far cry from what Kylian represents today. We also owe part of this money to Monaco and we consider that the proposal is not sufficient. “
One thing is certain: if there are to be developments in this major issue, Mbappé will have to respond to requests from Clairefontaine (Yvelines), where the France team has been gathered since Monday, at midday, or even from Strasbourg, where the Blues go on Tuesday to face Bosnia on Wednesday.