The city of Madrid awaits the arrival of its next global star in June. Kylian Mbappe’s arrival is just a matter of time as he patiently runs down his contract with Paris-Saint Germain.
PSG have done everything in their capacity to get Mbappe to sign a contract extension with them. However, the Frenchman has turned down the club’s proposals repeatedly.
While one of the reasons is certainly his dream of joining Los Blancos, another important factor is PSG’s continued struggles.
According to reports from Diario AS, Mbappe openly expressed his frustration to an international teammate. Right after joining the international team camp, he told Pogba, ”I am fed up.”
The Parisiens have had a forgettable few weeks across competitions, losing four of their last six games. Apart from their humiliating 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League, they dropped points against OGC Nice and FC Nantes too. Just ahead of the international break, they lost 3-0 to AS Monaco.
Mbappe has scored 15 goals and provided 10 assists in the league alone for PSG this season. To be in a team losing so frequently after producing such individual numbers can indeed be frustrating.
The Frenchman expressing his feelings to Pogba is a depiction of how desperately he wants a move away from Parc des Princes.
Mbappe already has a verbal agreement in place with Real Madrid and will join on a free transfer come June. Alongside Vinicius Jr and Karim Benzema, he will be part of a forward trio that can dominate world football.
Real Madrid were offered Man City loanee in January, club decided against move – Romano
Joao Cancelo’s loan move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City in the final days of the January transfer window came as a huge shock.
The Portuguese international signed for the Bavarian giants on a loan deal until the end of the season with a non-mandatory purchase option worth €70 million.
But, according to Fabrizio Romano, before his move to Bayern Munich, Cancelo was also offered to Real Madrid, who decided against signing any player in the January transfer window.
The Manchester City loanee has been on Los Blancos’ radars in the past, but the club made it clear that they are uninterested in signing any new players during the winter window.
As things stand, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are Carlo Ancelotti’s options at right-back, but there are concerns over their fitness and longevity.
But, as things stand, Real Madrid have no plans to sign a new right-back in the summer as they have full faith in both Carvajal and Vazquez.
Furthermore, Romano adds that the Merengues believe that they have a top right-back for the future in the form of Vinicius Tobias.
The teenage Brazilian joined the club in April last year from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan with a purchase option. He has been earning rave reviews for his performances for Real Madrid’s Castilla outfit under Raul Gonzalez.
So, there is a good chance that the Spanish and European champions will sign Tobias permanently.
All these factors seemingly compelled them against making a move for Cancelo when he was offered to the club last month. The Portuguese international has already made his debut for Bayern Munich and registered an assist on his debut.
Whether they decide to sign him permanently for €70 million in the summer remains to be seen. As for Real Madrid, though, there do not seem to be any imminent plans to reinforce the right-back position.