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PSG manager launches into a rant when asked about Mbappe to Real Madrid rumours: “I don’t care”

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The future of Kylian Mbappe has become the centre of transfer speculations in Europe yet again as the PSG superstar has entered the final six months of his contract, with Real Madrid being touted as his next destination.

The 25-year-old has been long linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu and it has been speculated that this might be his last chance to sign for Los Blancos, who are ready to move on from him if he does not agree to join this summer.

In fact, it has previously been suggested that Real Madrid want an answer from Mbappe at the earliest possible as they wish to keep their options open and go after Erling Haaland of Manchester City if the Frenchman is not willing to commit.

Amidst this PSG manager Luis Enrique was asked about the speculations and whether he and the club are growing angry and tired about the speculations surrounding Mbappe to Real Madrid. In response, the Spaniard went on a long rant, saying:

“Do you know how many years I have been in the elite of world European football? Well, five in Madrid, eight in Barcelona as a player. As a coach, six at Barcelona, at Roma, at Celta Vigo. I played for Sporting Gijon.

“I was born in a locker room in which around it there are always comments from one person, from another, a rumour, a lie, and a lie is made. I’m so used to that, I don’t care.”

PSG, for their part, are still very intent on retaining Mbappe’s services by handing him a new contract. The Ligue 1 club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi confirmed as much during a recent interview.

With Real Madrid not willing to wait for much longer, it remains to be seen how things evolve in the Mbappe transfer saga.

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Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’

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Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

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