The Frenchman, very attracted by the possibility of playing for Real Madrid, has not closed any option. At the Bernabéu, they are confident for his arrival.
Kylian Mbappé (22) has not yet finished agitating the French and European press. He still has not accepted the latest contract extension offer from Paris Saint-Germain, but he has also not ended talks with the Parisian leaders. At the same time, his clan maintains very fluid contact with Real Madrid, the best placed to sign him in the coming months, in the event of the departure of PSG.
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Despite recurring reports on this subject, sources close to the 2018 world champion with the France team recognize that the player’s dream is to one day become a Real Madrid player but they assure that he has not communicated his final decision at PSG. Among other things, because he hasn’t taken it yet. It is true that he has rejected at least three proposals to extend his current contract, which ends in June 2022, but negotiations remain open.
Unlike Nasser Al Khelaifi and Leonardo, who in the worst case for their interests should be looking for a great replacement for him, Kylian Mbappé is in no hurry. He waited a long time to gain this advantageous position, a time during which he also gave up earning a large sum if he had extended his relationship with the French club. Now, the economic aspect being secondary, he prefers to assess what is happening in this final sprint of the season, to analyze how far his team will go in the Champions League or if he can win the Ligue 1, very tight.
Real Madrid believe everything is going in the right direction
He will also look at the evolution of the sports project, whether Neymar will be extended or not, who will be the recruits, what will be the sales … At Real Madrid, the feeling of confidence that a job is well done predominates. Different members of the sports management, in addition to Zinedine Zidane, have meticulously cared for the relationship with the Mbappé clan. Travel, calls, messages … not a single means of contact has been neglected.
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The strategy has never changed: Without being able to compete with PSG’s money, the key has always been to pamper them personally and win them over with the extra planning, prestige and marketing that the Real Madrid brand offers. A senior member of the Merengue leadership summed up the scenario with the same expression on several occasions: “It will depend on whether he wants to be in a golden prison or succeed here.”
However, there is currently the certainty that Kylian Mbappé will dare to take the plunge. The procedure is simple in theory and a little more complicated in practice: the attacker must express his willingness to go to PSG, which will be forced to find a reasonable price so as not to lose it for free in the summer of 2022. At this point stadium, Real Madrid would enter to fulfill the last dream of Florentino Pérez, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid.