Kylian Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid appeared to be written in stone not too long ago. With PSG ready to sell and Los Blancos willing to sign, things were expected to progress swiftly.
However, the saga does not appear to have an end. Similar to the past summers, the youngster’s move is proving to be an annoying sequence of never-ending twists. Ironically, it could end in a similar fashion as well.
According to reports from RMC Sport, Paris Saint-Germain will do everything in their power to convince Mbappe to renew his deal until 2025. The two parties will sit down for talks soon.
An economic improvement over his existing terms cannot be ruled out, for the French side see the 24-year-old superstar to be critical to their future. It is clear that they will leave no stone unturned to push for his continuity.
In fact, forces from Qatar are also now active in the process. The plan is to rely on Zaid Hammoud, the former head of BeIN Sports, to convince Mbappe to stay. After all, Hammoud was recently signed by the winger to manage his image outside of football.
Reports last week advocated PSG’s idea to renew the French star with an upfront condition to sell him next summer. With economic upgrades now part of the package, however, it is unclear if such a clause will continue to exist.
Real Madrid have been at the receiving end of such treatment before. Mbappe has already rejected an offer from Spain to sign a renewal once before, and it is difficult to see Los Blancos jump back a third time if the story repeats.
Video: Real Madrid vs Las Palmas ends in dispute between Ancelotti and star forward
Real Madrid’s game against Las Palmas this midweek was an important one for the club.
The Spanish giants secured a 2-0 victory over the Canaries. But more importantly, the game witnessed the return of Vinicius Junior, who was coming back from an injury.
However, it was not the most pleasing return from the Brazilian, who had an altercation with head coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Dispute ends without a handshake
A video has surfaced recently which shows that Vinicius Junior and Ancelotti even ended the game without even shaking hands.
The altercation started when Ancelotti was seen talking to Vinicius, asking him to play more freely.
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Vinicius, though, was not happy with the Italian’s tactics. He pointed out his disagreement with Ancelotti and highlighted the team’s lack of structure.
Ancelotti continued to yell at the Brazilian, asking him to play a certain way. The matters turned worse when Vini continued to turn his back on the Real Madrid coach.
After the final whistle, the Brazilian international did glance past Ancelotti without even shaking his hand.
Ancelotti under pressure
This is a worrying sign for Real Madrid and an indicator that the team is not entirely happy with Ancelotti, who has faced criticism despite a relatively good start to the season.
Although the Real Madrid board has continued to back the former AC Milan and PSG coach, the Italian is certainly running on thin ice.
The upcoming games against Girona, Napoli and Osasuna could be crucial as Real Madrid look to maintain their winning momentum, especially following a derby defeat to Atleti.
In the meantime, Ancelotti must definitely have a word with Vinicius and calm the Brazilian, knowing the attacker could play a key role in revving up the team’s offensive unit in the coming weeks.