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.
Real Madrid forward’s contract extension is imminent
If there’s one thing to note about Karim Benzema’s career trajectory, it is that he has only improved over time.
Just last season, the French international enjoyed his finest individual campaign till date, with 44 goals and 15 assists in all competitions.
However, a question mark lingers around the club captain’s future, with his current contract set to expire next summer. A new update has emerged around the Los Blancos legend’s contractual situation, which is set to put a smile on every Madridista’s face.
As per the latest information provided by transfer insider Fabrizio Romano on the ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Karim Benzema’s contract renewal with the European champions is imminent.
Despite turning 35 in December this year, the veteran remains in the conversation for being the best striker in the world, alongside Manchester City’s Erling Haaland and Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski.
So much so that the five-time Champions League winner is the favourite to win his first-ever Ballon d’Or later this year.
Whilst Benzema has suffered a knee injury this term, he has still managed to register three goals in five league starts.
With all signs pointing to the Los Merengues icon still being at the peak of his powers, it only makes sense why the club are intending on tying him down to a brand-new deal.
Alongside Vinicius Jr., Karim Benzema has managed to form the deadliest forward duo in Europe since the start of the 2021/22 campaign. And considering Real Madrid’s aim to triumph on multiple fronts for the upcoming seasons, it is vital that the experienced goalscorer stays put at the club.
Despite the successful coup of Aurelien Tchouameni, handing Benzema a fresh contract may be the club’s signing of the season.