After three unreal comebacks in successive rounds of the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid are truly deserving of their spot in the finals. It would not be wrong to say that Los Blancos are the most resilient team in world football, capable of turning any game at their will.
To imagine another star player joining the ranks of this side is a fearful prospect that would send shivers down the spines of Europe’s finest. That could well happen through Kylian Mbappe’s reported move to Madrid.
After Real Madrid’s sensational run in Europe this season, it seems impossible to convince the youngster not to join the setup next season. PSG are trying hard for a renewal, and Madrid’s aim is to seal the move in the coming weeks.
An official statement has been released around the Frenchman’s future by his mother, Lamari Fayza, stating that nothing had been decided over Mbappe’s future. Fabrizio Romano reports the statement as follows.
“There’s NO agreement in principle with Paris Saint-Germain or any other club. Discussions around Kylian’s future continue in great serenity to allow him to make the best choice, in the respect of all the parties.”
The official statement comes as a response to several reports last night that suggested Mbappe had renewed with PSG for two more seasons. At the same time, Spanish media claimed that his move to Real Madrid had been completed.
The coming weeks will be crucial in deciding the youngsters future. Expect a lot of twists and turns down the way. Yet, a move to Madrid seems more likely than a renewal at this point.
Real Madrid the most likely destination for Kylian Mbappe with Liverpool not pushing for transfer
Journalist Florian Plettenberg has affirmed that despite Liverpool’s continued interest, Real Madrid remain the most realistic destination for Kylian Mbappe either for next year or the year after that.
As far as PSG are concerned, the Ligue 1 champions are totally relaxed over the drama as they are now financially secure for his possible departure. Nonetheless, Liverpool are not at all pushing for the player which leaves Real Madrid as the only team as suitors.
Mbappe has declined an extension offer from PSG, as his current deal is set to expire in 2024 and the 24-year-old forward seems poised to determine his future destination sooner rather than later.
As for Real Madrid, while they have denied holding any talks with the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner, the interest in him has always been there as he remains one of the club’s main targets for 2024.
One last attempt for Mbappe?
Real Madrid have been chasing Mbappe since 2021 and while there have been instances when he almost joined, the move has always failed to materialise for some reason.
Last year, he ended up signing a new contract and this year, as he looked certain to leave PSG, a sudden change of heart saw him stay put. Now, there are going to be some repercussions of his continued ignorance.
These repercussions Mbappe will experience if rejects Madrid once again as it is said that the team from the Spanish capital is fed up with playing this game and if the move fails next summer, the door for Mbappe will be closed forever.
On the contrary, Plettenberg reports that it is not a matter of if for Mbappe, but a matter of when.
So even if they somehow miss out on his acquisition this summer, they will be able to sign him in 2025 as they are currently the only team running for his signature.