At the tender age of 23, Kylian Mbappe is already a global icon. The Frenchman conquered the elusive World Cup the first time he played in it, and has displayed a ridiculous consistency in front of goal.
The youngster is dubbed as a future Ballon d’Or winner and his statistics back the same. Mbappe wishes to move to Real Madrid in the summer, but the process is not as straightforward as it appears.
Reputed investigative journalist Romain Molina reveals details on the various forces in play in deciding the youngsters future.
Kylian Mbappe’s renewal is a reportedly a political matter for the state of Qatar. Emir of Qatar and France’s President Emmanuel Macron are trying to convince Mbappe to stay at PSG.
This is primarily because his departure would inflict big damage to the image and branding of the club owners and Ligue 1.
PSG have tried everything at the financial level to convince the 23-year-old to stay. Most recently, they have gone as far as to offer him the captain’s armband for the upcoming season.
The former Monaco star hasn’t made a final decision about his future yet. Multiple clubs want to sign him this summer. It is Real Madrid, however, who lead the race.
Mbappe, once again, displayed his brilliance one the weekend against Lorient. On the night, he had two goals and three asissts to his name with four key passes and three shots on target in a 5-1 win.
It is understandable why he is an invaluable asset to both club and country and neither want to let him go in the summer.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.