The decision regarding Kylian Mbappe’s future has more than only sporting consequences. The youngster is one of football’s biggest stars at the age of 23, and his new club will benefit in terms of economics and marketing among other areas.
Unsurprisingly, it was revealed last week that the French president himself was persuading Mbappe to renew his contract, for his continuity would bode well for Ligue One and France.
The winger has the world dancing at his feet. According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Mbappe has made no decision on his future yet, as he mentioned last week. Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid are the two options on the table, but the player is yet to choose his next club. Both sides are awaiting the player’s decision.
The option of renewing with the French side seemed to be ruled out but has reemerged as a realistic possibility in the past week. Paris Saint-Germain offer double the wages proposed by Los Blancos and are said to be prepared to make him the captain of the side too.
The goal-scoring machine spoke out about his future after PSG’s win over Lorient where he scored two goals and recorded three assists. When asked about his next club, Mbappe said,
“There are new elements, a fair amount of factors to take into account. Like I’ve said, it’s not an easy decision. I’m trying to make the best one along with those close to me,” said the young star.
“I’m taking my time to make the best possible decision. If I had made my decision, I would’ve announced it. Is it possible to stay at PSG? Yes, of course,” he added.
Even if the star decides to stay in France, a renewal will not be announced until May. Keeping that in mind, Real Madrid’s transfer plans are now suddenly in a state of jeopardy.
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.