It’s has been a tug of war between the two most influential football clubs in Europe over the case of France international Kylian Mbappe.
The 22-year-old French forward has been on the raider of Spanish club Real Madrid for quite some time but the Paris club are unwilling to let their golden boy leave for the Spain capital.
Despite Mbappe’s obvious desire to leave for Madrid, PSG are far from agreeing to such a move that would further strengthen one of their big European rivals.
They believe keeping Kylian would increase their chances of getting their hand on the UEFA Champions League title that has eluded them for years. They’ve been longing for the UCL title since the Qatar sports investment company took over the French football powerhouse.
In the ongoing transfer window, PSG have done unbelievable business. They’ve added notable players to their ranks who offer an astonishing wealth of experience.
One of them is the six-time Ballon D’Or star from Barcelona Lionel Messi(free). Others are Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid(free), Achraf Hakimi (€60m) from Italian champions, Internazionale Milano, Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool(free), and former AC Milan shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnaromma(free).
With all these additions, Kylian Mbappe’s representatives remain uneasy over a contract extension with the Ligue 1 giants who ended up as runners-up to Lille in the league in the 2020/21 season.
Three tempting offers have been pushed forward by PSG to elongate the former Monaco player’s stay at Parc des Princes worth 35m euros net a season but it’s still the same old song. He’s not budging.
The French giants are left with few choices. It’s either they let him go for a cut-price presented by Los Blancos or swallow the hard pill of losing Mbappe for free next summer. With the FFP rules in play, the latter shouldn’t even be considered.
The reason why he’s willing to leave is yet to be cleared but there is a preponderance of assumptions and contemplations.
Some football experts believed that Lionel Messi’s inclusion to the team could be an intimidating reason why he’d made his desire for a Real Madrid move known to the Parisiens.
The same thing could be said about Neymar when he moved from Spanish giants Barcelona to PSG in 2017 for a whopping world record fee of €222M.
Mbappe wants to be the outstanding player in his team, a god to be seen and recognized. However, with a barrage of legs and plethora of stars in PSG currently, of course, he has a slim chance to rise above these stars.
If PSG couldn’t tie him down for a new contract they’re risking losing their talisman to the Spanish giants whose reported opening bid for the Frenchman according to reports was a huge shocker to the hierarchy at PSG.
After all, following the financial worries at Barcelona, there were thoughts that Real Madrid were also not financially buoyant to afford such a move this summer.
Cashing in on Mbappe would be felt but it is the ideal solution for the Ligue 1 outfit. They can’t afford to lose out on such a youngster of immense quality for free next summer, especially to a European rival.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain are testing the possibility of getting five-time Ballon d’Or winner, and former Manchester United legend currently plying his trade for the Old Ladies Juventus to their ranks
Cristiano Ronaldo has been projected to replace Mbappe if he eventually leaves while Neymar Da Silva Santos, on the other hand, is rooting for Richardson, a fellow countryman plying his trade for Everton football club in the English Premier League to replace the want-away Kylian Mbappe.
Kenneth is a an avid soccer follower, fan and writer. He is a consistent follower of the sport and is a fan of Chelsea FC.