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.
Real Madrid may look to sell 24-year-old star if top target arrives in the summer – report
Real Madrid are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to assemble an even stronger squad for the upcoming campaign.
Kylian Mbappe and Alphonso Davies are the club’s top targets in that regard, for the two new signings will be regular starters and bonafide difference makers on the field for Los Blancos.
The latter, in particular, arrives to reinforce a position where none of Carlo Ancelotti’s current options are convincing. Fran Garcia and Ferland Mendy have both had their hiccups at the left-back position for Real Madrid, leaving the position open for Davies to take over.
A potential departure
As revealed by MARCA, Davies’ arrival next season will jeopardise Garcia’s importance in the team for the Canadian will be the manager’s first choice by a mile.
Moreover, Ancelotti is said to be in favour of renewing Mendy, implying that Garcia will practically be his third choice.
Come summer, Garcia could thus be sold if the club receive an offer that they can make money off. Considering that they shelled out €5 million last summer for his incorporation, any offer north of that mark could do the job.
In 18 appearances and 11 starts in La Liga this season, the 24-year-old has provided four assists for Los Blancos. Interestingly, he has started just one of Real Madrid’s last six games across all competitions.
As revealed earlier this week, Real Madrid have reached a verbal agreement with Alphonso Davies. An agreement with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee could be a difficult proposition, however.
As such, it is unclear if Los Blancos will make the move for Davies this summer at a subsidised fee or wait until next year when the player will be a free agent.
Garcia’s future, needless to say, depends on their plan of action on the Davies front.