The past 24 hours have seen scrambled reports over Kylian Mbappe’s future. While some sources have gone so far as to say that Real Madrid had completed his signing, others claimed that Paris Saint-Germain lead the race to secure a renewal.
Nevertheless, media had tilted towards suggesting that the Frenchman had chosen to move to Spain. It was said that the official announcement was just a matter of time after the UEFA Champions League final.
There is now another big twist in the story. Investigative journalist Romain Molina tweeted a cryptic message, likely to be about Mbappe’s future.
“Money talks (and wins)”, the tweet reads with an emoji of the Qatari flag.
Money talks (and wins) 🇶🇦— Romain Molina (@Romain_Molina) May 19, 2022
What one can decipher from this hint is that the Qatari management of PSG have managed to come up with an economic offer that Mbappe could not deny. This also means that the young star is set to renew his contract at Parc des Princes.
From the get-go, PSG’s approach to keeping Mbappe has been based on financial perks. Given their massive funding, they have been able to tempt the player with offers no other club could match.
While Real Madrid could only offer over 60% of his image rights, PSG offer him 100% of the same. Moreover, they present a larger signing bonus and an astronomical weekly salary in addition to possibly the captain’s armband, too.
Yesterday, it was also reported that the Qatar funded club were prepared to make the winger the leader of their sporting project. That would mean that Mbappe could dismiss the coach or take decisions on his teammates futures on his own.
It remains to be seen if the youngster opts for money or a solid sporting project. There is little doubt that Los Blancos have a better project and offer more success in terms of silverware.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.