Friday night saw a domino of events that blew open Kylian Mbappe’s future back into the forefront. Paris Saint-Germain dropped a bomb on the player’s future, and the pressure is now on the youngster to make a swift decision, with Real Madrid waiting in the wings.
The Parisiens officially announced the squad travelling to Japan for the club’s pre-season campaign last night and made the bold decision to omit Mbappe altogether. French outlet L’Equipe go as far as to state that the club’s future without the superstar has begun.
Fabrizio Romano sheds more light on the situation, stating that the French club officially see Mbappe as saleable from today.
They feel the star wants to leave on a free transfer to Real Madrid in 2024, especially given that he did not revert to the club after Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s public statement and deadline.
The Italian journalist adds that PSG feel betrayed by their main player and are convinced that he has an agreement with Real Madrid. They do not want to be paralysed by any single player’s demands.
Mbappe is thus for sale, and his immediate departure is the priority for Les Parisiens. They will not veto any club and are open to selling him to any institution that puts up the money they demand.
All eyes are now on the PSG outcast. It is clear that he will not play for his current employers again until he announces an official decision between two options – to renew and stay or leave immediately. A free transfer next summer is not an option for PSG.
The melodrama for the winger’s transfer has dragged on for too long now, but this could be the turning point. Considering that the player cannot train until he puts an end to his silence, one can expect Mbappe to make an official announcement in the days to come.
Whether or not that decision favours Real Madrid now remains to be seen.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
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.
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.