The future of Kylian Mbappe has once again become one of the most talked-about topics in the footballing sphere. The 25-year-old superstar’s contract at PSG expires in four months and Real Madrid are said to be poised to sign him.
Nothing has been sealed yet, with Mbappe and Real Madrid still reportedly discussing terms of the agreement. But from what is being reported, it appears that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has already decided to make the jump from France to Spain.
PSG president keeping the cards close to his chest
However, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is staying coy on the situation surrounding Mbappe and claimed in a recent interview that a decision has not been made yet.
“When we have both decided, we will let you know what’s gonna happen with Mbappe,” said Al-Khelaifi when asked about Mbappe’s future, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.
Despite it being claimed that Mbappe may have already decided to join Real Madrid, PSG have not thrown in the towel yet and are still hoping to convince their superstar striker to sign a new deal and continue at Parc des Princes.
It must be noted that the salary that the 25-year-old would receive at Real Madrid would be much inferior to what he earns at PSG.
But whether the financial aspect dictates Mbappe’s next move or if he opts to complete his lifelong dream of playing for Real Madrid remains to be seen.
For now, despite the reports and speculations, the former AS Monaco wonderkid is yet to come out and make an announcement, although it might not be far away.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.