Kylian Mbappe’s decision over his future is keeping everyone on the edge of their seat. Not only will his decision affect his personal career but also the future of the team he joins.
The Frenchman will make Real Madrid one of the strongest teams in the world if he manages to make the move to Spain. However, PSG are not letting go of their star easily for the youngster is one of their few impact players.
Earlier, it was said that the French club were willing to give Mbappe 100% of his image rights, a salary hike and the captains armband in order to stay in Paris. However, the player rejected the offer.
Now, the Parisien administration has reached a point of desperation. According to reports from El Chiringuito, the club have offered Mbappe to be the ‘owner’ of their sporting project.
It is said that in addition to his massive payslip, he will have the authority to change coaches and even players as he wishes.
This comes as a jolt to the world of football, for never in the history of the game has any team reached such a point of desperation. They say that no individual is greater than the team, and to give one player such power is unfathomable.
And while it does seem like yet another one of El Chiringuito’s farce reports, reliable journalist Romain Molina has confirmed this, saying “For once what he says is not wrong.”
Despite having some of the worlds biggest stars in Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr, and Angel di Maria in the side, PSG have struggled to provide stiff competition in Europe.
It is clear that the team needs a solid project. Giving Mbappe the power to choose the path is the perfect example of how not to run a club.
As it stands, Los Blancos plan to make the transfer official after the final of the UEFA Champions League. Meanwhile, PSG must understand that the youngster is seeking a competitive side and not chasing money or power.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.