Mbappe’s Madrid pursuit ends: PSG retains striker for the season
With less than a week remaining until the transfer window closes, it seems that Kylian Mbappe will be staying at the Parc des Princes this season, rather than moving to Real Madrid as previously anticipated.
The long-standing saga surrounding Mbappe’s future appears to have reached its conclusion. He has decided to remain at Paris Saint-Germain for at least another season, disregarding the possibility of joining Real Madrid this summer.
There have been several indications of a reconciliation between the club and the player. PSG has lifted their ban on Mbappe, allowing him to participate in matches again, and goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma expressed support for him after the game against Lens.
‘Telefoot’ has confirmed that any doubts surrounding Mbappe’s future have now been dispelled. The French striker will continue to shine as the Parc des Princes’ leading light.
On September 1st, at midnight, the transfer market will close, dashing the hopes of Real Madrid fans who were eagerly anticipating Mbappe’s arrival.
In addition to this, Real Madrid is facing a scoring problem, especially after Karim Benzema’s departure. Carlo Ancelotti’s squad now only has Joselu as their sole number nine, and Vinicius’ injury exacerbates the situation.
According to ‘Telefoot,’ Mbappe has three options for the upcoming season and the near future. The first option is for him to not renew his contract, which expires in 2024, and subsequently join Real Madrid on a free transfer from July.
This scenario is PSG’s worst nightmare, as they initially spent €180 million on Mbappe in 2017 and will likely make every effort to prevent this from happening.
The second option is for Mbappe to renew his contract for one year, extending it until 2025, and then leave PSG through a transfer rather than for free. The third option is for him to sign a long-term contract and remain at the Parc des Princes.
One thing is clear: Mbappe, who already played his first game at the Parc des Princes on Saturday, will be the star of PSG, a team that has lost both Lionel Messi and Neymar this summer.