One of the top stories on the summer transfer window has been that of Kylian Mbappe wanting to join Real Madrid. It’s not secret that growing up, Mbappe dreamed of playing in the Santiago Bernabéu as a Real Madrid player, as well as his idols growing up were Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo, two Real Madrid legends. Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, has had his eyes on Mbappe for a very long time. What is keeping these two from finally joining forces? The answer is PSG.
One thing that is key about the PSG-Mbappe-Real Madrid saga is the fact that Mbappe’s contract with PSG ends next season. Real Madrid has made several offers to PSG for Mbappe, but PSG has ignored each offer. On Mbappe’s side of things, he has rejected several contracts renewals with the intention of forcing PSG to listen to Real Madrid’s transfer offers, but it did not work at all.
Why is Mbappe trying to leave PSG in favor of Real Madrid? That’s the question a lot of people ask about the subject, and there’s two answers to the question. As mentioned before, Mbappe’a childhood dream is to play for Real Madrid, and the other is that he wants to be the leader of a winning team and with Messi joining PSG that will no longer is the case, Mbappe will take a secondary role with guys like Neymar and Messi as the leaders of the team. The next 4 months will be a real test for Mbappe and his willingness to join “Los Blancos”. PSG now has 4 months to convince Mbappe to sign a new contract or else, Mbappe could sign a pre-contract with Real Madrid on January and join the club next season for free.
There’s two ways at looking at the situation right now, from both clubs’ sides. For PSG, they retained Mbappe one more and have on their hands the best attacking trio in Europe with Neymar, Messi and Mbappe, while also being the favorites to win the Champions League. They also have 4 more months to convince Mbappe on staying on the club and offering more money than what Real Madrid can offer him or even any club with a few exceptions. On Real Madrid’s side of things, they saved money that they can use to reinforce the team once Mbappe joins next season. “Los Blancos” have also demonstrated to Mbappe that they were willing to go the distance for him and the team will be waiting for him one more season and he’ll be the leader of the new Real Madrid project when he arrives to Madrid.
PSG’s refusal to negotiate for Mbappe with Real Madrid also opens a lot of questions about the FFP rules. PSG signed a lot of new players with high wages like Messi, Ramos and Donnarumma this summer transfer window. PSG were never forced to sell any player to follow the FFP rules. Will any sanction be put on them? Most likely, nothing will happen to PSG.
Real Madrid has lot of money they saved up due to PSG rejecting all offers made for Mbappe. ” Los Blancos” can use that money to sign some young players to the squad on the next transfer windows and we’re starting to see that with Real Madrid recently announcing the signing of Camavinga. There’s also rumors of Madrid being interested on signing Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) and pairing him with Mbappe next season, so we’ll have an open eye for that scenario happening next year. Mbappe now has now the toughest 4 months of his life ahead of him with PSG offering more money than what any team can offer or deciding to join his childhood team next season. The clock is ticking.