With a year to go before the end of his contract with PSG, will Kylian Mbappe join Real Madrid during the next summer mercato? A trend recently cooled by Florentino Perez, the president of the Madrid club, and confirmed in recent hours by a mercato specialist.
Kylian Mbappe out of reach of Real Madrid?
“We are here to talk about the Superliga. In eight years, I will talk about something else. Look, I’m wearing a mask and I hear ‘sign Mbappe‘. What should I say? Be quiet… The truth is that he is a very good player. Madrid needs a change. I’m not talking about Mbappe. But we have won many things, many things have happened. We need to recover hope and I’m working on that. I have not spoken with him. At least for the moment (smile). I’m just kidding. On his extension, I don’t know.
I haven’t talked to him for several years. I don’t know more than what I read in the newspapers. Can you assure the fans that you will recruit Mbappe? No, no I say nothing. I’m just doing everything I can to ensure that Real does not lose the place it has. And on that, the fans know that I do everything possible. But the truth is that we were supposed to earn 900M€ this year and we’re only going to earn 600. But Real was also broke when I arrived in 2000 and I solved the situation,” explained Florentino Perez on Monday night on the show El Chiringuito.
If the Merengues boss is not very reassuring about a possible arrival of the 22-year-old French international, the journalist Carine Galli reveals that in reality, it is Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Paris Saint-Germain who are holding the rope in this case. The financial crisis caused by Covid-19 has greatly reduced the chances of Real Madrid for the former striker of AS Monaco.
“In my opinion, there will be no crazy transfers this summer in view of the context, but there are two players who agitate the soccer planet, it is Haaland and Mbappe. The reality is that Real Madrid has a €350 million shortfall this season. Even if we talk about Real Madrid, it is a colossal figure. Inevitably, the arrival of Kylian Mbappe in Real is complicated for this summer and in my opinion, PSG is in a strong position in this case. They already have Mbappe, there is only the salary to pay, they don’t need to spend 200M€ or whatever the price is. There is truth in the words of Florentino Perez, he will have difficulties in bringing Mbappe, but in my opinion, it is not only because the Superleague has failed, “analyzed Carine Galli on the air of La Chaîne L’Équipe.
PSG should therefore take advantage of the health and financial context to still keep the 2018 World Champion at least one more season in the squad of Mauricio Pochettino. An assurance openly confirmed by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi.
Nasser Al-Khelaïfi serene for the future of Mbappe
Questioned in turn by Chiringuinto, the president of Paris Saint-Germain publicly announced the color for the future of his number 10: no departure is in the pipeline for Mbappe and Neymar at the end of this season.
“Neymar and Mbappe? They will not go anywhere. They will stay here. We are here, we are among the best teams in the world. So where are they going to go? They are not going anywhere. If I guarantee it? Of course, they will stay,” said Al-Khelaïfi very serene about the future of his two soccer stars. Parisian fans can therefore be reassured for next season.