The weight of Kylian Mbappe’s ostracism appears palpable, with PSG committed to alienating their star player in hopes of forcing him to accept a transfer before he inevitably takes his leave for free next year.
While Mbappe proceeds to reject proposals over a contract extension by the Parisians’ hierarchy, PSG are adamant on fetching a hefty fee for the World Cup winner.
Real Madrid, currently the team best placed to land the youngster, await Mbappe’s arrival anxiously.
And it was recently reported that optimism in the Spanish capital is rising in this matter.
PSG proceed to alienate Mbappe
In light of Real Madrid’s looming interest as well as the player’s own desire to eventually don the Royal Whites’ jersey, PSG are beginning to strong-arm Mbappe into taking a decision over his future immediately.
In their attempts to push him away from the club, Mbappe’s image is being removed from the Parc des Princes.
Despite being hailed as PSG’s poster boy, the Parisians continue to further distance themselves from Mbappe, indirectly providing evidence of their desire to find a suitor for the player.
In addition to removing his image from the stadium, there are no Mbappe shirts available for purchase in the PSG store any longer.
Mbappe shirts are not available in the official store in any capacity either. Nearly everything related to the player is being removed.
As of yesterday, there were still Mbappe shirts at the official PSG store in Paris, indicating advancements behind the scenes.
Potentially heading into the end game
Florentino Perez reportedly has an opening bid of €180 million ready to send to Paris for their star player, which he plans to submit once Mbappe opens up about his intention to leave.
With PSG already isolating their biggest commercial asset, the possibility of him taking that route has undeniably risen.
All that remains for Madrid and PSG is to enter formal negotiations. With Mbappe unwilling to settle for an extension, a transfer to the Bernabeu may finally materialize this summer.
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.”