Following Erling Haaland’s high profile move to Manchester City, it is Kylian Mbappe’s turn to make a decision on his future.
The Frenchman is running out of contract at PSG at the end of the season. While many expect him to make the switch to Real Madrid in the new season, the Parisian juggernaut are trying their best to keep hold of the player.
PSG have already offered Mbappe a lucrative salary along with image rights. But Mbappe has remained tight-lipped on his future and has recently admitted he is yet to make a decision.
Mbappe promised to come out with a decision in the coming week, so both Real Madrid and PSG could be set for a tense few days ahead.
A recent report from MARCA suggests Mbappe has already made his decision, which is to join Real Madrid. He already has an agreement with the Spanish club and his desire to join Los Blancos could be officiated soon.
The report indicates PSG are set to receive nothing from the operation, leaving them in a perilous position as they lose arguably their greatest asset without receiving a penny.
Replacing Mbappe could be a tough ask for PSG as well given his contributions to the team over the years. And with Messi, Neymar and Angel Di Maria reaching the twilight years of their respective careers, it would be essential for PSG to find a long-term option.
In light of the Mbappe operation, PSG will look to exact “revenge” on Real Madrid in the near future, perhaps by luring one of their own star players to the French capital.
The recently crowned French champions had notably brought in Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid last summer. But the move has not quite paid dividends, with the defender struggling with injuries in his first season in Ligue 1.
Real Madrid forward’s contract extension is imminent
If there’s one thing to note about Karim Benzema’s career trajectory, it is that he has only improved over time.
Just last season, the French international enjoyed his finest individual campaign till date, with 44 goals and 15 assists in all competitions.
However, a question mark lingers around the club captain’s future, with his current contract set to expire next summer. A new update has emerged around the Los Blancos legend’s contractual situation, which is set to put a smile on every Madridista’s face.
As per the latest information provided by transfer insider Fabrizio Romano on the ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Karim Benzema’s contract renewal with the European champions is imminent.
Despite turning 35 in December this year, the veteran remains in the conversation for being the best striker in the world, alongside Manchester City’s Erling Haaland and Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski.
So much so that the five-time Champions League winner is the favourite to win his first-ever Ballon d’Or later this year.
Whilst Benzema has suffered a knee injury this term, he has still managed to register three goals in five league starts.
With all signs pointing to the Los Merengues icon still being at the peak of his powers, it only makes sense why the club are intending on tying him down to a brand-new deal.
Alongside Vinicius Jr., Karim Benzema has managed to form the deadliest forward duo in Europe since the start of the 2021/22 campaign. And considering Real Madrid’s aim to triumph on multiple fronts for the upcoming seasons, it is vital that the experienced goalscorer stays put at the club.
Despite the successful coup of Aurelien Tchouameni, handing Benzema a fresh contract may be the club’s signing of the season.