Kylian Mbappe has opted to stay in Paris Saint-Germain for the 2023-24 campaign. His plan appears to be to force a move to Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer, although history is witness that nothing can be predicted about the Frenchman’s future.
Yesterday, reports emerged that PSG had offered the youngster a new proposal to renew his contract. Both parties were said to be negotiating, and his continuity beyond this season became a real possibility.
Ramon Alvarez de Mon, however, reports that Mbappe has rejected the proposal placed on the table by his employers. As it stands, his intentions continue to be directed towards a departure next summer.
Ancelotti declares there will be no more arrivals
Speaking to the press ahead of Real Madrid’s clash against Celta Vigo, Ancelotti was asked about the possibility of any player joining the squad in the closing days of the transfer window.
The Italian tactician was firm in his stance that his squad was closed for the season.
“No, I rule it out 100%,” he said.
As for the situation with Mbappe, PSG have agreed to his continuity for the ongoing season without finalising a renewal. It had been said that the youngster is giving up the bonuses PSG owe him to churn out a favourable deal.
However, Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Co. still hope to convince the superstar to renew his contract. They aim to win Mbappe’s trust with their project over the next season and tie him down with a longer deal.
All eyes are now on the player. If he renews his deal in France, the chance of a move to Real Madrid in the years to come would appear bleak. After all, Los Blancos have spent sufficient years in his pursuit so far.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.