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PSG plan to convince Real Madrid target Mbappe to sign new contract using two weapons

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Real Madrid and Kylian Mbappe continue to be entangled in transfer rumours and speculations.

After the dramatic saga during the summer, the Frenchman did not extend his contract but made some financial compromises to patch relations with the Parisian hierarchy.

Both parties managed to reach a mutual understanding as Real Madrid’s hopes of acquiring Mbappe last summer were quashed.

However, Mbappe will soon be a free agent with the expiration of his contract in June 2024, and he will thus be free to engage in discussions with external parties in less than a month.

PSG won’t back down without a fight

Now, according to AS, PSG are not yet ready to roll out the red carpet for his exit and aspires to retain his services once more.

The Olympic Games and the opportunity to become the top scorer in Ligue 1 history are the two dangling carrots that the president of the Parisian outfit plans to use to his advantage to convince Mbappe to sign a renewal.

It is no secret that Mbappe yearns to lead France to gold in the Olympics. PSG, with their immense economic muscle, are aware that it could use this trump card to not put any obstacles in the way of Mbappe’s journey as the flag-bearer of the French national team.

“The decision to go to the Games concerns my employer,” Mbappe said during the most recent international break in response to a question about his desire to compete in the Olympic Games.

Mbappe remains a target for Real Madrid. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Moreover, Mbappe can still compete for the top scorer in Ligue 1. Currently, with 179 goals, he is in the top ten and has many players to overcome before he can cement himself as the leader.

The record is held by Argentine Delio Onnis, who scored 299 goals. For such a feat to be accomplished, the World Cup winner would have to spend around five more seasons at the club, which sounds unrealistic but is not entirely far-fetched when considering his patriotism and love for individual records.

PSG will once again resume talks with Mbappe next year, and performing well in the upcoming Champions League group-stage games will go a long way in potentially tying him down.

But Real Madrid continues to keep tabs on the player’s situation and reportedly will make a final effort at the beginning of 2024 to finally land his services.

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  1. Eric Best

    December 5, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Mbappe should go to Realmadrid to announce himself with the greatest club in the universe… Realmadrid on your CV will make you greatest too

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Real Madrid’s best lineup next season with Kroos retiring, Mbappe and Endrick joining

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It is set up to be a transformative summer for Real Madrid. After the UEFA Champions League final has concluded and the grand showdown finally has a victor, the Merengues are expected to undergo a squad revamp.

Indeed, the Santiago Bernabeu is preparing to welcome several high-profile signings, while also bidding farewell to some beloved Madrid legends.

Considering the potential arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, as well as Toni Kroos’ recent retirement, here is how Real Madrid could shape up next season:

Goalkeeper

Having made a long-awaited return from injury, Thibaut Courtois is anticipated to guard Real Madrid’s goal next season once more.

The Belgian goalie has already started featuring in the starting XI and is expected to play against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final, too.

As such, his place for next season is hardly in doubt. However, unlike previous seasons, he will face much fiercer competition from Andriy Lunin, who has enjoyed a stellar campaign.

Defence

Fortifications in the defensive line remain high on Real Madrid’s priority list in the upcoming summer transfer window. However, even with the given options the Royal Whites boast assurance and grit in their back-line.

The likely occupants on the flanks would be Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy, who have both produced great exhibitions throughout the campaign.

Ferland Mendy has the full trust of Carlo Ancelotti. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Carvajal is known to punish defensive lines and on the defensive end, his anticipation of forwards has been equally appreciable.

Meanwhile, Mendy’s resurgence this season has earned him immense faith from the coaching staff, as his defensive aptitude continues to set him apart.

In the centre-back positions, Real Madrid are expected to rely on the dependable figures of Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao.

Real Madrid consider Rudiger to be indispensable owing to his front-footed style and the important role he has had to play amidst the injury crisis. Similarly, Militao is valued by the team as he proceeds to regain match fitness after recovering from a long-term injury.

Midfield

The void of Toni Kroos in midfield will compel coach Carlo Ancelotti and co. to
reconsider their midfield strategy.

Real Madrid will be unable to count on Kroos next season. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Thankfully for Real Madrid, their succession stage had begun a while ago and they have ample options to trust in the center of the park.

With Aurelien Tchouameni protecting the base of midfield, Real Madrid will possess security and deep progression.

Ahead, occupying the interior midfield positions, Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga are well-suited to provide a combination of energy off the ball and threat in possession.

And to put the cherry on top, Jude Bellingham’s place as the number 10 behind the two strikers would certify his status as a pivotal playmaker and scorer in the team’s setup.

However, he is adept at making third-man runs and connecting the midfield with the offence and could play deeper to not only make up for Kroos’ absence but also facilitate more options up front.

Attack

Real Madrid’s offensive department is where the largest reform is expected to take place.

Kylian Mbappe’s goalscoring instincts need little introduction by now and he is thus anticipated to be fielded as the striker.

Vinicius Jr. is expected to take up the position as a secondary striker drifting from the left, something he has become quite accustomed to this season.

Endrick will have to battle for a starting spot. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

It is worth noting that Endrick could also play a part by either replacing Vinicius off the bench and playing off Mbappe.

It remains to be seen how many men forward Ancelotti will commit to but the presence of Mbappe and Vinicius seems set in stone, given their huge profiles and status in world football. How the manager uses Rodrygo Goes will be interesting to see as well.

All in all, considering Ancelotti’s proficiency in profiling players, Madrid fans can expect to see these stars play in favourable environments.

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