If the Neymar file is about to come to an end, things seem to be a bit more complicated with Kylian Mbappé. At the end of his contract in a year like his Brazilian teammate, the French striker is slow to make known his position regarding a possible extension with the French champion in title. A situation that Real Madrid would like to turn to its advantage in order to attract the 20-year-old player. However, the case could become more complicated for the Merengues in the coming weeks. Explanations.
Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid, the impossible union in June 2021?
Arrived in Paris Saint-Germain during the summer of 2017 against a staggering check of € 180 million, from AS Monaco, Kylian Mbappe does not stop to make Real Madrid dream. And while the number 10 of the French team has only one year left on his contract with president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi‘s stable, Real Madrid would like to take advantage of this opportunity to convince him to join Zinedine Zidane’s squad during the next summer mercato. A very feasible project for the Spanish press because the protégé of Mauricio Pochettino is slow to give an answer to the extension proposal sent by his management for several months already. It must be said that the 2018 world champion wants to take his time to see the options available to him. He who has never hidden his love for the white tunic of the former club of his idol Cristiano Ronaldo. For his part, Florentino Perez, the boss of Real Madrid, would be willing to break the bank to make possible this transfer already announced as more important than the 222 M€ of Neymar. However, an unexpected element could well prove decisive for Paris SG in this case.
PSG Mercato: Gareth Bale ready to ruin Real’s chances?
Indeed, if the reigning Spanish champion believes in his chances as to an arrival of Mbappe, Florentino Perez will first have to reduce his wage bill. The emoluments of the native of Bondy can be more than 20 million euros annually. An equation yet in the ropes Madrid provided to get rid of Gareth Bale. But the Welsh international, currently on loan in the Premier League, Tottenham, does not seem to see the future in the same way as the Madrid leaders. Present at a press conference yesterday with Wales, Gareth Bale has indeed ensured that his plan was very clear: return to Real Madrid, where he has a contract running until June 2022.
“I wanted to be fit to play when the Euro starts. The original idea was to do a year at Spurs and after the Euro, I will have a year left on my contract with Real. My project is to return, that’s all I have as a project,” said the 31-year-old winger before the game against Belgium in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.