Star forward Kylian Mbappe has put an end to the Real Madrid rumours by reportedly agreeing a new two-year deal with an option to extend it for another year with Paris Saint-Germain.
French news outlet Le Parisien says that although nothing is officially signed, the extension is accelerating at a significant pace, with the principle terms already in place.
The entire operation was overlooked by the player’s entourages as well as his parents, who manage his interests. The parties representing the Frenchman accepted Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s offer, which will see him earning a whopping €50 million net a year from the next season.
Furthermore, the player will also receive an impressive €100 million worth of signing-on bonus.
Upon contacted by the aforementioned source, the club did not deny the news but is believed his representatives are tempering the expectations. Be that as it may, the news stand that the negotiations are in an advanced stage at the moment.
Mbappe’s contractual situation has been the talk of the town for quite a while. The young forward was tipped to leave at the end of the season, but it seems PSG have finally managed to convince him to continue for at least two more years.
The news comes a mere week after Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, delivered his verdict on PSG’s stance, which has always been to keep the player in their rank.
“Coaches at a press conference can’t tell the whole truth,” the manager had said.
If the report presented by the outlet is, in fact, true, the news comes as a bit of a shocker for Real Madrid as they were hoping to land him on a free transfer in the summer.
But with him out of bounds, expect this year’s UEFA Champions League finalists to go all out for Erling Haaland instead.
Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Atletico Madrid | La Liga
As Real Madrid gear up for their biggest test of the 2023/24 season so far against Atletico Madrid, manager Carlo Ancelotti has released the squad list for the game at the Civitas Metropolitano.
The biggest news is the inclusion of star forward Vinicius Jr in the squad, with the Brazilian seemingly making an ultra-swift recovery from his injury to make himself available for the Madrid derby.
Meanwhile, Jude Bellingham also makes the squad list after there were some concerns about his situation as he had a stomach issue on Friday.
Arda Guler has trained with the team but is still not ready for his debut while Dani Carvajal also misses out with injury. Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao remain long-term absentees.
Ferland Mendy makes a return to the squad list for a La Liga match after having recovered fully from his injury.
Youngster Nico Paz is still missing due to a knock that led to his absence in the midweek Champions League clash against Union Berlin.