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Mbappe given July 19 deadline to make a final decision by PSG as Real Madrid wait



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The frustration at Valdebebas over Kylian Mbappe’s situation is understandable. Real Madrid have openly pursued the youngster’s signing for years now, and the player appears to be spoiling the one chance that looks golden.

It is not for a lack of desire to come to Madrid from the player’s part. Mbappe understandably wishes to maximise his monetary gain from PSG, one which he cannot claim if he openly announces a desire to depart this summer.

PSG themselves are vexed by the player’s antics, and according to reports from AS, have set a deadline for Mbappe to make his intentions clear.

As revealed by Nasser Al-Khelaifi in a recent press conference, there is no chance of the youngster leaving PSG on a free transfer in the near future. He must choose between two options- renewal or departure, by the 19th of July.

The new deadline leaves the French superstar with less than two weeks to make a decisive call about his future. A departure this summer or the next appears to be a given, but with a deadline looming, he must make a decision soon.

News of such an ultimatum comes as music to the ears of Florentino Perez & co., for the management have halted all talks with other forward options in anticipation of Mbappe. A clear idea will help them carry forward negotiations to the right effect.

Rumours have it that the French winger’s move will cost Los Blancos upwards of €200 million with bonuses included. They have the money ready, and all that remains is the green light from the player and the Ligue 1 champions.

As it stands, the coming week will be critical for both French parties to reach a monetary agreement over the pending bonuses and an immediate departure.

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Real Madrid 23-year-old striker close to finalising a move to Real Valladolid – report



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After two years on loan at Getafe, former Real Madrid striker Juanmi Latasa has returned to the Spanish capital.

His performances, after all, were not enough to coerce his foster club to push for a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker made 32 appearances for Getafe last season, including 15 starts. However, he only had two goals to show for his regular participation and it is safe to label his time at the club as a disappointment.

Now back in Madrid, Latasa is unlikely to get a chance to make a mark at the club. All signs point to a departure in the coming days.

The overwhelming favorite

As revealed in a recent report by Jorge C Picon, several first-division teams in Spain have reported interest in the young striker. Real Valladolid however, are the overwhelming favourites.

The La Liga side are looking for a striker with a good physical presence, height, a strong aerial presence and a knack for goal.

Latasa (L) set to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Latasa ticks all the boxes they demand and negotiations between the two clubs are expected to progress in the coming days.

Latasa’s sale, at this point, is thus taken for granted. Leganes and Espanyol are some of the other clubs interested in his services.

No scope in Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, over the years, has not carved out a reputation as one who trusts academy stars heavily. In his defence, however, he has always had superior options available.

Heading into next season, Los Blancos have a packed forward department including Kylian Mbape, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick.

Considering that the well-established Joselu himself saw no scope at the club next season, it is safe to say that Latasa understands his situation.

From Real Madrid’s perspective, it remains to be seen if they maintain any leverage on his future.

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