A roller coaster of emotions is lived in France around Kylian Mbappé. While the media already saw him last Friday at the “gates of Madrid”, this Monday, less than 30 hours after the market closed, they took it for granted that the French prodigy He will stay at PSG for at least one year.
The novel Mbappé this August has been fed more by speculation, rumors and leaks than by official communications. The last one came from the sports director of PSG, the Brazilian Leonardo, who summoned some media on Wednesday, August 25, making it clear that He was not going to retain Mbappé against his will, but if he left, he warned, it would be “under the conditions” of the club.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi endorsed Leonardo’s version on Thursday 26 after the Champions League draw. “Everybody knows it; he knows it. Our position is very clear and very honest,” he said.
Reading between the lines: we want to renew it, but if the player rejects it and wants to leave, it will have to be the way we want it. While Real Madrid made an offer of 160 million for a player of 22 years whose contract with PSG expires in just ten months, quickly discarded by the Parisian club; later, another of 180 million, which did not bear fruit either. This Monday it was rumored with a last of 200 million, denied by the Parisians.
This afternoon, RMC Sports, L’Equipe and Le Parisien they announced that the club chaired by Florentino Pérez had risen from the table. “Except for a last minute surprise, Mbappé will remain at PSG”, the media agreed.
RMC Sports went further and ventured that PSG will charge again to renew one of its flagship players. This August, the forward turned down an offer of 25 million euros clean per season for four years, until 2026.
Message on social media
The interested party has not yet spoken publicly, although he did so in the field and through social networks. He scored a double in Sunday’s win against Reims, which marked the debut of Leo Messi as a player for the Parisian team. He celebrated both goals.
In the networks, he posted messages, on Saturday a photo with Messi in PSG training; after the game another celebrating one of his goals: “Three points, two goals, the perfect night.”
Nor did his coach, the Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, give any clues, limiting himself to saying that Mbappé had not told him that he was leaving.
PSG’s number 7 is right now in Clairefontaine, a refuge 70 kilometers from Paris in the middle of the forest where the French team trains. He must play this Wednesday 1 the match against Bosnia, cqualifying for the Qatar World Cup in 2022 and that will be held in Strasbourg.
Upon his arrival in Clairefontaine, Mbappé confirmed, before the cameras of the French Football Federation (FFF), that it was “fine, quiet”. As he had played less than 24 hours before, coach Didier Deschamps gave him rest in training this Monday, as well as 11 others called up.
This Tuesday there will be a press conference with Deschamps and another player. Many wonder if Mbappé will finally break his silence.