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Kylian Mbappe’s Real Madrid presentation could be delayed until August – report

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While there is nothing official regarding Kylian Mbappe’s summer move to Real Madrid yet, the team from the Spanish capital is secretly working on the presentation of the French superstar.

Regarding the subject, a lot has already been said and a report from AS has provided a clear picture, stating that Real Madrid are currently facing a calendar problem due to the fixture schedule.

This means there is a possibility that the fans might have to wait until August to witness the unveiling of the French superstar.

What’s the issue?

It is to be noted that PSG will wrap up their Ligue 1 season on May 18. While there’s plenty of time after that for his official presentation, it’s important to remember that Real Madrid won’t finish their La Liga campaign until a week later, on May 26.

Considering Madrid’s ongoing involvement in La Liga, it is not feasible to make any moves. Furthermore, if Madrid win the league title, their final match against Betis will be a celebratory occasion for the 36th league victory, making any presentation before that date impossible.

Then there is the UEFA Champions League. Given that both PSG and Madrid are still in the running and are at different stages of the competition, it is not unreasonable to assume that one or both teams could make it to the final in London, which will be played on June 1.

Kylian Mbappe will be a Real Madrid player this summer. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Then the Euros

Looking forward to the days ahead, it is important to remember that the European Championship kicks off in Germany on June 14.

Insiders from the club have disclosed that requesting Didier Deschamps to release Mbappe from the training camp, especially on a day as packed as his presentation day, isn’t very practical. It’s understandably difficult for them to accept such a request. 

Moreover, Real Madrid would need to seek permission from PSG as well, since his official contract with the Parisians doesn’t expire until June 30. It’s just too many hurdles to overcome.

This is why it is possible that we will need to wait until early August after Madrid completes their tour of the United States. This would leave only 11 days before the commencement of La Liga, set for the weekend of August 17th and 18th. 

At that point, integrating Mbappe into Carlo Ancelotti’s team wouldn’t pose an issue, and the Bernabeu could greet him warmly as their newest player. One thing is for sure: whenever it happens, the Bernabeu will be bursting with excitement.

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National embarrassment: Real Madrid star faces backlash over poor NT display

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Vinicius Jr., the star forward for Real Madrid and a strong contender for the Ballon d’Or, has faced heavy criticism for his recent performances with the Brazil national team. 

Despite his impressive displays at Real Madrid, Vinicius has recently struggled to live up to expectations in Brazil’s preparatory matches for the Copa America.

Brazilian fans and analysts had high hopes for Vinicius, expecting him to take on a leadership role in the national team’s attack, especially after the season he had with Madrid. 

Unfortunately, he has not managed to replicate his club form in these recent games. This situation mirrors what happened when he first joined Real Madrid, where his inconsistent performances initially raised doubts about his abilities.

Ballon d’Or in doubt?

In the lead-up to the Copa America, Brazil played two friendly matches. They narrowly defeated Mexico 3-2 and drew 1-1 with the United States. 

During these games, players like Endrick and Rodrygo stepped up, scoring crucial goals. However, Vinicius failed to make a significant impact, which has led to widespread disappointment among fans and media in Brazil.

Vinicius Jr. has scored just three goals for Brazil.(Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

For what it is worth, Vinicius’ last goal for Brazil dates back to June 17, 2023, when he scored against Guinea in a 4-1 win in a friendly match. In competitive matches, his last international goal dates back to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

This underwhelming performance has resulted in sharp criticism towards the forward, who is considered one of the top candidates for the Ballon d’Or. 

Interestingly, his chances of winning this prestigious award heavily depend on his showing in the upcoming Copa America, which begins this week. 

Public opinion and the press in Brazil suggest that unless he drastically improves and leads his team to victory, his hopes for the award are slim.

Deserved criticism

Critics argue that Vinicius’s level of play with the national team is far below what he delivers at Real Madrid. 

They point out his poor goal-scoring record for Brazil, having only netted three times in 30 appearances, which is seen as unacceptable for a player of his calibre. 

Analysts are particularly disappointed by his inability to finish chances, dribble effectively, make successful passes, and escape defenders to create scoring opportunities.

Vinicius is also criticized for making poor decisions on the field. Commentators have noted that he doesn’t have the same impact with the national team as he does with Real Madrid. 

This echoes the concerns from his early days at the Spanish club, where he was praised for his persistence but criticized for his poor decision-making and lack of precision.

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