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Kylian Mbappe informs Florentino Perez: He is staying at PSG
Kylian Mbappe’s transfer to Real Madrid has been a major talking point over the past couple of months, with the Merengues seeming set to acquire the Frenchman from Paris Saint-Germain.
However, there has been an unexpected turn, and the 23-year-old is set to snub Madrid and sign a new bumper deal with PSG.
The ever-reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio has confirmed that Mbappe has already informed Real Madrid president Florentino Perez of his decision, which, his representatives claim has been the toughest decision of his life.
🚨 Kylian Mbappé will STAY at Paris Saint-Germain. He’s definitely not joining Real Madrid this summer, the final decision has been made and communicated to Florentino Perez. 🤝 #Mbappé— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 21, 2022
𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄 𝐖𝐄 𝐆𝐎.
More to follow – Kylian stays. #PSG pic.twitter.com/rUkFk8jmao
Despite a league-winning season and potential Champions League glory for Los Blancos, they are set to miss out on Mbappe again.
This puts a major spanner in the works for their transfer plans. Perhaps, the motivation to help end the Parisian’s European title drought, a very lucrative financial deal, and a starring role in their project has convinced Mbappe to stay.
Mbappe has had a spectacular season in Ligue One once again, as PSG claimed the title and he was named player of the season.
The French government also reportedly tried to convince the 23-year-old to continue in France as the flag bearer of French football.
There is a high chance that this played a major role in his decision, and maybe also the motivation to continue alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar in one of the most fearsome attacking trios in world football.
The saga has finally come to an end. A gut-punch for Madrid but a huge statement of intent from PSG.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.
His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.
Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.
His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.
Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.
The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:
“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.”
While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.
His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.
Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.
Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.