In what could be a big blow to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has informed the Ligue 1 side that he will not leave the team this summer and there is absolutely nothing that can change his mind, reports Le Parisien.
The Frenchman has already refused to extend his contract which expires next year and has turned down several proposals to renew. It forced the club to try and sell him this summer, but he has made it clear that he will not leave now.
The report adds that there will be no presentation in the Spanish capital this summer as the forward has decided to stay at PSG no matter what.
The World Cup winner made his intentions known to Nasser Al-Khelaïfi during a chat with the club president at the Poissy Campus on Tuesday.
As far as Real Madrid are concerned, the outlet adds that there will now be no last-minute offers on August 31 or September 1 for Mbappe. As such, they would likely sign him for free next summer,
Mbappe deciding not to renew his deal with PSG has cost the player a lot. In fact, according to a report from Le Monde, the 24-year-old has sacrificed over €199.5 million after deciding not to activate his extension clause with the Ligue 1 team.
The outlet breaks down the aforementioned figure as,
- €60 million signing bonus
- €55 million loyalty bonus
- €9.5 million extra bonus
- €75 million salary
Quite recently, PSG made a second attempt to tie down the forward by once again approaching with an offer that included a guaranteed exit clause in the summer of 2024. As it turns out, though, the forward was quick to refute the deal.
Why is Mbappe doing this to PSG?
As reported by the French media, Mbappe feels betrayed by the team from the French capital. Last year when he renewed his deal, he was promised that there would be reinforcement coming in like Bernardo Silva and Robert Lewandowski.
But their inability to do business for any of the mentioned players made him feel betrayed. The Frenchman felt let down by PSG’s last year’s performances too as he believed the players are not capable to win the UEFA Champions League.
In June this year, he decided to have enough and informed the PSG delegates that he would not renew his deal beyond 2024.
Above all, he also said that he would see out his ongoing deal and would not leave the team this summer.
Following his request, the player was informed that if he does not renew, he would be deprived of playing time this season, which ends with Euro 2024 and the Paris Olympics. Interestingly enough, it appears the player is okay to do so.
Video: Real Madrid vs Las Palmas ends in dispute between Ancelotti and star forward
Real Madrid’s game against Las Palmas this midweek was an important one for the club.
The Spanish giants secured a 2-0 victory over the Canaries. But more importantly, the game witnessed the return of Vinicius Junior, who was coming back from an injury.
However, it was not the most pleasing return from the Brazilian, who had an altercation with head coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Dispute ends without a handshake
A video has surfaced recently which shows that Vinicius Junior and Ancelotti even ended the game without even shaking hands.
The altercation started when Ancelotti was seen talking to Vinicius, asking him to play more freely.
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Vinicius, though, was not happy with the Italian’s tactics. He pointed out his disagreement with Ancelotti and highlighted the team’s lack of structure.
Ancelotti continued to yell at the Brazilian, asking him to play a certain way. The matters turned worse when Vini continued to turn his back on the Real Madrid coach.
After the final whistle, the Brazilian international did glance past Ancelotti without even shaking his hand.
Ancelotti under pressure
This is a worrying sign for Real Madrid and an indicator that the team is not entirely happy with Ancelotti, who has faced criticism despite a relatively good start to the season.
Although the Real Madrid board has continued to back the former AC Milan and PSG coach, the Italian is certainly running on thin ice.
The upcoming games against Girona, Napoli and Osasuna could be crucial as Real Madrid look to maintain their winning momentum, especially following a derby defeat to Atleti.
In the meantime, Ancelotti must definitely have a word with Vinicius and calm the Brazilian, knowing the attacker could play a key role in revving up the team’s offensive unit in the coming weeks.