Real Madrid legend Guti sent a message of warning to Kylian Mbappe.
It was the hot potato itself in the transfer market this summer. Mbappe, who was reborn as the ace of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) as the first candidate for the next Ballon d’Or, was listed on the sale list this summer.
His remarks touched PSG’s planting. Mbafe, who signed a contract with PSG last summer, will be in the form of a free agent (FA) next summer. Since the contract included an option for a one-year extension, PSG hoped to trigger this clause with him. However, Mbappe has recently publicly stated that he will not extend his contract with the club.
European football transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said on his SNS in June, “Mbappe told the club that it would not exercise the option to extend the contract until 2025. This means that Mbappe’s contract will expire in June 2024. It means expiring. PSG is in a position that they will not send Mbappe without a transfer fee. Mbappe can be sold unless a new contract is signed.”
PSG were furious. It was an unexpected statement. In the new season, the plan was to build tactics around Mbappe, but all plans were disrupted when he announced a severance of relations with PSG. In response, chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi expressed his disappointment in a statement and even pressed him to leave this summer if he was not going to sign a contract.
It was a natural phenomenon for rumors of a transfer to emerge. The rumors of a transfer to Real Madrid have surfaced again. Mbappe had a strong move to Real until he signed a contract with PSG last summer. Real, who was looking for a successor to Karim Benzema, approached him, and the player also responded positively to Real. President Florentino Perez actively courted him, and many players at Real also welcomed the signing of Mbappe.
However, Mbappe chose ‘remain’. This is because not only PSG officials but also many people, including President Emmanuel Macron, exerted ‘pressure’. So Mbappe stayed at PSG and Real felt betrayed. They withdrew their interest in Mbappe, but recently began to rekindle their waning interest as his future began to look uncertain.
Real watched from a distance. Because that was enough. The relationship between PSG and Mbappe naturally deteriorated. Mbappe even made a statement attacking the club. Mbafe, who was selected as the best French player for the 2022-23 season awarded by French media ‘L’Equipe’ and French football, made remarks that touched their pride by mentioning PSG in an interview afterwards. “I don’t think playing for PSG helps much, I think. These are a divisive team,” he said in a somewhat controversial statement.
In the end, PSG even issued an ultimatum. The British media’The Athletic’ said, “PSG sent a three-page letter asking Mbappe to decide the future by July 31.”
“As first reported by L’Equipe, PSG’s letter stated that Mbappe would be leaving the team publicly, which was a major blow to the club, and that these matters should remain private, and that these comments during the summer transfer window should be avoided.” It contained information that what he had done was wrong. The letter ended with a request to decide whether or not to renew the contract by the 31st.”
But Mbappe maintained his stubbornness. In the end, PSG made a decision. It put Mbappe on the sale list in earnest. I did an Asian tour this summer and didn’t put Mbappe’s name on the roster. Romano said he was officially listed for sale.
The possibility of renewing the contract has not completely disappeared. Because if he is missing, there will be a big break in power. According to Ben Jacobs of ‘CBS Sports’, PSG is said to have offered Mbappe a new contract with the option to leave the team next summer for ‘a certain amount’. It was PSG’s last offer to somehow recover the transfer fee. However, Mbappe refused with a single knife. “Mbappe has refused to speak to PSG about extending his contract,” Jacobs said.
Mbappe has refused to talk to PSG several times. Immigration was taken for granted. In this situation, Mbappe was also associated with several clubs other than Real. The possibility of renting Chelsea has been raised, and Saudi Arabia, which has recently attracted numerous European players, has also pushed for Mbappe.
Mbappe only looked at Real Madrid. Saudi Arabia offered an astronomical amount and sent a spokesperson directly, but Mbappe’s answer was ‘No’. Spanish media ‘Lelevo’ said, “There is no doubt about Mbappe. He decided that he would rather spend the rest of the year on the PSG bench than spend in Saudi Arabia.”
In the end, PSG completely excluded Mbappe from their plans. ‘L’Equipe’ have revealed that PSG want to build a team without Mbappe and have decided not to put him in their plans anymore. Also, PSG’s leadership has publicly stated that they are ready to play the season without Mbappe.
Real also started to move. According to ‘L’Equipe’, Real is said to have prepared an offer of 180 million euros for Mbappe. This was the same amount that PSG invested in Mbappe in the 2018-19 season. PSG had no reason to refuse.
No official offer has been made. Real wanted Mbappe to fulfill one condition to make sure. The words “I want to leave” come out of his mouth right away. From then on, Real Madrid planned to pursue a full-fledged signing.
However, this did not materialize. It’s because Mbappe declared ‘remain’. French media ‘Le Parisien’ said, “Mbappe has decided not to transfer this summer. He plans to complete the contract and has conveyed it to Chairman Al Khelaifi.”
Of course, Mbappe’s declaration of retention was not welcome from PSG’s point of view. It was because I would become a free agent next summer. Accordingly, PSG hoped to secure his future. Chairman Al-Khelaifi also made a ‘warning’ statement. According to the French media ‘RMC Sport’, President Al-Kelaifi told Mbafe that if he did not sign a contract, he would not be able to play, but Mbafe was not at all shaken by his words.
He even made threatening remarks. According to ‘L’Equipe’, PSG even told Mbappe that if he left the team for ‘free’ next summer, he would fire several colleagues and workers at the club. The media revealed that this was due to the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rule, but the purpose seems to be stronger to burden Mbappe.
A relationship between two parties that seemed unlikely to get closer. It was suddenly ‘recovered’. Romano said on the 13th (Korean time), “Mbappe will be able to participate in the next PSG game. He is now in Luis Enrique’s plan.” Chairman Al Khelaifi also said, “Mbafe is committed to PSG. He is back.”
Returning to the first team squad, Mbappe received a warm welcome. According to PSG’s official account, Mbappe returned to training and was reportedly welcomed by his fellow players and staff.
Mbappe also made a pleasant promise with PSG. He said he would not leave without a transfer fee. Julienne Lawrence of global sports media ‘ESPN’ said that Mbappe had decided to focus on PSG and that he had promised not to leave without a transfer fee.먹튀검증
Perhaps the club that has been hurt the most by Mbappe’s decision to ‘stay’ is Real. Like last year, Real secretly prepared for a potential transfer of Mbappe that could happen.
But they were resolute. Unlike a year ago, I was neither surprised nor angry at Mbappe’s decision to ‘stay’. According to ‘L’Equipe’, it is said that Real are not upset at all that Mbappe remains at PSG. Also, according to Romano, they expressed a positive outlook, saying that another opportunity will come next summer.
But not everyone had good feelings for Mbappe. Real Madrid legend Guti sent a warning message to Mbappe. According to Spanish media ‘El Chiringito’, he said: “I want Mbappe to come to Real, but if he extends his contract with PSG, it means he is moving for money. If that happens, At that time, we have to turn to Elling Holland.”