Kylian Mbappe remains one of the hot topics of the summer, with Real Madrid most notably tailing his signature. The Frenchman has one year left on his contract with PSG, but appears unwilling to renew.
As a consequence, the Parisian hierarchy appears hellbent on either acquiring a fee for their starman or simply convincing him to continue at the club for longer by signing a new deal.
According to a recent revelation by Edu Aguirre on El Chiringuito TV, a new contestant has entered the race for Mbappe as the Merengues may be looking at a potential competitor.
The club in question is Liverpool, who have reportedly made an astonishing offer of €200 million.
Given Mbappe’s reluctance to renew, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has slapped a fee of €200 million.
With the English side apparently willing to meet these demands, they are unlikely to face minimal resistance from PSG’s board, especially since they would prefer to sell their asset to any club other than Real Madrid.
However, a few roadblocks stand in the way. Liverpool have already carried out the signings of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai in the transfer window with a combined cost of €95 million. Paying Mbappe’s fees on top of that does seem unlikely for the Reds.
Furthermore, Mbappe has insisted on playing for Real Madrid only, yearning to fulfill a childhood dream. He also fights to obtain the loyalty bonus that he would be owed by PSG next year, which increases the potential of him staying another year.
Even so, it can be said for certain that Los Blancos will not be alone in their pursuit for one of football’s biggest stars in Mbappe. The Reds have shown a long-standing interest in Mbappe, just like Real Madrid. Concrete attempts to bring the World Cup winner to Liverpool thus cannot be ruled out.
Bellingham reacts after Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin: “Every day I’m very grateful to be here”
Just over a month into the 2023/24 season, Jude Bellingham is already the toast of the town in Madrid.
Indeed, the 20-year-old midfield prodigy has made a sensational start to life as a Real Madrid player and the story continued last night on his UEFA Champions League debut for the club.
With the game against Union Berlin seemingly headed towards a draw, Bellingham found himself in the right place at the right time to turn home a late winner in stoppage time and send the Santiago Bernabeu into a state of frenzy.
The England international is making it a habit of scoring late winners for Real Madrid and is basking in all the admiration that is coming his way.
Following yet another match-winning performance, which led to him being named the MVP of the game, Bellingham spoke to the club’s media and said:
“It was a good win. It was a tough match, they were very well-organised at the back. It was frustrating at times, but we knew we had to keep insisting and try to find those gaps.
“We missed a lot of chances, but in the end, I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to score.”
On his dream start to life at Real Madrid with six goals in six games, Bellingham said: “I am very happy. Every day I am very grateful to be here. I come with a smile on my face, happy to learn from my teammates and to keep winning. Winning is the most important objective here.”
“I didn’t expect a start like this. I was confident in doing things well and, so far, it’s going very well. I’ve got my feet firmly on the ground and I’m calm. I hope it continues like this,” he later added.
The 20-year-old sensation also opened up on the goal he scored last night to win it for Los Blancos against Union Berlin, saying:
“I thought I had to follow the ball, just like against Getafe. They’re not aesthetic goals, but you have to be there to score them. Now it’s my turn to take advantage of those moves, but we’re a team and we help each other with the moves. That’s key.”
Talking about the atmosphere at the Santiago Bernabeu on a Champions League night, Bellingham could not hide his joy at experiencing it as he said:
“It’s the best. I thought La Liga was going really well until I heard the noise after the goal. I’m crazy about the support of the fans. You don’t know how big this club is until you are part of it. Hopefully, I’ll be here for many years to come.”
Signing off, he had a few words about Real Madrid’s start to the season, with six wins in six games across all competitions, saying:
“It’s the most important thing. At the beginning of the season, we would have signed it. We have to maintain this level and carry this rhythm into the next game. We all have to continue with this level of play because we have a lot of games ahead of us.”