It has been a bizarre last 18 hours in Paris as news about Kylian Mbappe’s desire to leave PSG has broken football internet. The Frenchman has decided not to renew his contract with the French outfit beyond 2024, which has sparked a ton of rumours about his exit.
PSG do not want to lose Mbappe on a Bosman move next summer, and are looking to part with him this summer, with the fee quoted around €150 million. Real Madrid, still deeply interested in signing him, are ready to break the bank to sign him.
Reports have suggested that Mbappe only wants a Madrid move, and is looking to become the club’s hero and protagonist. However, there might still be a twist in the tale, as the Frenchman has taken to Twitter.
Mbappe has put out a tweet quoting that report saying, “LIES”.
“At the same time, the bigger it is, the more it passes. I have already said that I will continue next season at PSG where I am very happy.”
MENSONGES…❌— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) June 13, 2023
En même temps plus c’est gros plus ça passe. J’ai déjà dis que je vais continuer la saison prochaine au PSG où je suis très heureux. https://t.co/QTsoBQvZKU
Mbappe had confirmed his intention to continue at PSG beyond the previous season during the UNFP awards, saying, “I’m happy with the decision I made last year. My contract has one more year and I’ll be here [PSG] next season,”
With PSG looking to sell the player, and Madrid happy to take him this summer, it remains to be seen how the three parties will find an agreement, especially with Karim Benzema having left the club to join Al-Ittihad.
Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”
Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.
It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.
After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.
It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.
Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”
On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”
It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:
“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”
Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:
“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”
The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:
“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”
Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:
“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”