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Mbappe’s move from PSG to Real Madrid at a standstill due to player’s loyalty bonus



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Monday’s biggest headline was Kylian Mbappe’s stance on his future. Reports stated that the Frenchman had decided to not sign a new contract with PSG and that he was pushing for his club to reach an agreement with Real Madrid this summer.

According to an update from Mario Cortegana, Mbappe’s loyalty bonus is the only gap between the three parties involved – Real Madrid, PSG and the player himself. However, some sources say that the gap is too big to overcome this summer.

Given the unpredictable course his saga has endured so far, the forward phenom’s transfer could once again boil down to deadline-day drama. It would be a repeat of the situation that surfaced on the final day of the 2021 summer transfer window, and Los Blancos would like to end on the right side this time around.

Mbappe’s mother, Fayza Lamari, is said to be one of the driving forces behind the monetary agenda. She is said to be pushing for her son to collect the €90 million loyalty bonuses, or at least €60 million in July before accepting to leave.

Had the player not thrown such demands, PSG and Real Madrid could agree on terms at the drop of a hat. After all, the men in white are willing to pay the €200 million the Ligue 1 side demand.

The French club are unsurprisingly hesitant to pay such an exorbitant loyalty bonus to a departing star. After all, they would stand to gain nothing from his transfer fees if they pay him the stipulated amount.

It thus appears that Mbappe’s transfer has hit yet another roadblock. This time, however, it appears difficult to overcome the hurdle and will require some bold and forthcoming decisions from the player himself.

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French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him



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Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.

However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.

Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links

Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”

“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.

Tchouameni preferred Real Madrid over PSG (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.

Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.

Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid

Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.

Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.

Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.

The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.

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