Kylian Mbappe has carved out an excellent situation for himself as clubs begin preparations for the season ahead.
The forward confirmed a few weeks ago his desire to continue at Paris Saint-Germain next season, which would subject him to a loyalty bonus of €80 million. But he also refused to extend his contract beyond 2024.
That meant Real Madrid could secure the signing of Mbappe on a free transfer while the player himself earns a lucrative bonus, leaving PSG scratching its head in the process.
The French champions are not ready to give up, though, and are trying to convince Mbappe to renew his contract. However, according to L’Equipe (h/t Mundo Deportivo), there have been no advancements in the negotiations between the two parties.
PSG are upset with Mbappe, as he had renewed his contract only a year ago. They want the Frenchman to either renew his contract beyond 2024 or leave the club. The player has refused to do the former.
Although Les Parisiens have stepped up their efforts lately, there remains no agreement so far. The disparity between the two parties remains high, with Mbappe hell-bent on continuing at Parc des Princes next season.
Real Madrid, for their part, have not yet made any moves in the transfer market. They are willing to play the waiting game and will only make a decision once PSG and Mbappe resolve the situation between themselves. Until PSG put a fair price on the Frenchman, Los Blancos will not move an inch this summer.
Having roped in Jude Bellingham for a fortune, Real Madrid are being understandably cautious with their market activity. The onus, therefore, is now on Mbappe and PSG to arrive at a conclusion, as far as the player’s future is concerned.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.