Real Madrid completely finessed PSG in the Kylian Mbappe chase
It was an extremely wild final day of the summer transfer window, with countless players taking their talents to new clubs. Real Madrid meanwhile, was able to sign a young Frenchman, but it was Eduardo Camavinga, not Kylian Mbappe. Los Blancos offered a bag of money to PSG for their talisman, but the club didn’t budge, claiming they wanted €200 million for Mbappe. Well, Florentino Perez ultimately said sure, we’ll pay it. Even after meeting their asking price, PSG still didn’t let the France international go.
Real Madrid submitted a third bid for Kylian Mbappe today for €200M/$236M, but PSG didn’t respond, per multiple reports.
They could lose Mbappe for free next summer.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 31, 2021
Long story short, Paris got finessed. Real Madrid may have to wait until next summer to get Mbappe, but they won’t have to put out a dime. He becomes a free agent in 2022 and although the Parisians have recently said the player won’t leave on a free transfer, Mbappe has zero interest in renewing his contract in the French capital. He’s clearly keen on a fresh start in Madrid and will be open to sign a pre-contract agreement in January.
Yes, PSG has built a squad that is poised to win every trophy imaginable this season. With a frontline of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe, it’s hard to imagine them losing much of anything. With their reinforcements in the middle of the park and at the back as well with Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Gini Wijnaldum, and Gianluigi Donnarumma, this club is absolutely stacked right now. But, €200 million is still an absurd amount of money. Considering most of these high-profile names came in on free transfers, Paris could’ve cashed in with the coin that Real Madrid put on the table for Kylian Mbappe. Even without him in the squad, Mauricio Pochettino’s side still has the talent to win titles and compete in the Champions League.
To be honest, Real Madrid is now the one laughing. Imagine getting a player like Mbappe for nothing. He’s one of the most clinical strikers in world football and should have no problem thriving at the Bernabeu. If PSG falls short of conquering Europe, Leonardo and the Paris higher-ups will really be shaking their heads in disarray because the club could’ve been much richer if they only took Madrid’s offer.
I guess you can’t put a price on success, but we’ll ultimately have to see if this decision works out for PSG. Either way, Real Madrid are the real winners in the Kylian Mbappe situation.