While PSG train in Japan as part of their pre-season tour, Kylian Mbappe has been left behind in Paris along with a few other players out of the manager’s plans.
The 24-year-old’s fall from a position of power in the club last season to being out of favour has been difficult to watch. Yet, one cannot fault the Parisian giants for taking a harsh decision on their biggest star considering his stubborn stance.
PSG have now made it clear that the youngster will play no further part in their dynamics unless he takes a binding decision on his future. In front of him lay two options – the proposition to sign a new contract and stay in Paris or agree to leave immediately.
It is clear that Nasser Al-Khelaifi will not entertain the player’s wish of leaving on a free transfer, for it would be a massive economic loss for his club. The French club are thus now open to discussing his transfer with any team willing to shell out a large fee.
According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Saudi Arabia-based side Al-Hilal have submitted a formal bid to PSG for Mbappe. The bid is said to be valued at €300 million, making it the largest bid in the history of football transfers.
The middle-east based side offer the World Cup winner a salary package of €700 million over one year according to James Benge. Further, they would be open to allowing him to join Real Madrid in 2024 should he choose to.
Romano adds that PSG believe Mbappe has already agreed terms with Real Madrid for a move next summer and has a contract ready.
Given that the youngster wishes to move next summer after procuring significant financial gains, a move to Saudi Arabia would help him achieve the same goal with regular minutes under his belt.
However, given his status as one of the best in the game, it is unlikely that a move to Saudi, however lucrative, would appeal to Mbappe. It remains to be seen how the situation develops in the coming days.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.