Kylian Mbappe’s stubborn stance is really getting on Paris Saint-Germain’s nerves. The Spanish outfit have chosen to keep an eye on the situation until a concrete development arrives, but the French setup, unfortunately, cannot adopt such a position.
President Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the club’s Qatari owners are fed up with the winger’s antics. However, the Ligue 1 side cannot afford to lose their best player on a free transfer next summer, and it is clear that they are drowning in helplessness.
According to reports from Le Parisien, PSG have been pushed to the limit by Mbappe. The Ligue 1 champions’ frustration has reached such an extent that the club are willing to go to any extreme to pressurise the player to force him out of the club.
However, there does not appear to be any chance of banning the World Cup winner as it stands. He will continue to be part of the team’s preseason tour in Japan but will be faced with constant pressure to leave.
The French setup’s leaders agree that they have offered Mbappe huge salary conditions, but claim that these sums can only be claimed as part of a future transfer or an extension beyond 2024. Given that these are the terms of the agreement, the 24-year-old would stand to gain nothing if he leaves on a free transfer.
With the Parisian administration providing a clear update on the nature and conditions for his bonuses, it is time for Mbappe to wake up and smell the coffee. After all, the stars seem aligned for his long-awaited move to Real Madrid.
As matters stand, Los Blancos are ready with the money for Mbappe’s signing and have placed their other operations on hold. However, a lot can change in the upcoming meeting between Real Madrid’s three heavyweights – Carlo Ancelotti, Florentino Perez, and Jose Angel Sanchez.
Real Madrid retain total confidence in Carlo Ancelotti despite derby disaster – report
Sunday night was a disappointing one for Real Madrid as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby at the Civitas Metropolitano.
The Merengues suffered their first defeat of the 2023/24 season as former striker Alvaro Morata scored a brace for the Rojiblancos while Antoine Griezmann was also on target.
Real Madrid might be feeling aggrieved by some of the calls made by the referee on the night but they were just not good enough to secure all three points at the Metropolitano.
Real Madrid retain full confidence in Ancelotti
Despite the disappointing performance and outcome, Real Madrid retain their full and total confidence in manager Carlo Ancelotti, reports Jose Felix Diaz (via RM4Arab).
There had been question marks about the team selection made by the manager for the derby against Atletico Madrid.
After all, the Italian opted to bench Joselu from the starting XI to bring in Luka Modric and shift the tactics.
Aurelien Tchouameni was also left out despite being one of the team’s strongest performers this season with Toni Kroos being preferred.
The Real Madrid hierarchy wishes for the manager to trust the next-gen midfield for the big games but Ancelotti’s selection indicated that he is still not ready to do so.
Despite there being some differences, the board retains full confidence in Ancelotti.
Ancelotti accepts blame for defeat
It was a disappointing performance from Real Madrid in their biggest test of the 2023/24 season so far and speaking after the match, manager Ancelotti accepted the blame for the outcome.
“Maybe I could have done it better. It’s pretty clear. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility. It’s my fault,” Ancelotti said.
With the game done and dusted, Real Madrid now turn their focus towards producing a strong comeback when they face Las Palmas later this week.