ESPN reporter Rodrigo Faez (h/t Madrid Xtra) has assured that Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid will happen this summer and that there will be an agreement between Paris Saint-Germain and Los Blancos.
Mbappe to Real Madrid has gathered steam in the last couple of days after news emerged that the French world cup winner is already looking for residential properties in the Spanish capital.
The most recent update regarding the saga was that Madrid president Florentino Perez has assured that there is a €180 million bid ready for the player but they will only approach PSG when Mbappe publicly admits he ‘wants to leave’.
PSG in deep trouble
PSG will be in grave trouble if they do not find a solution for Mbappe. The player has already rejected a contract approach from the French team where they assured mandatory sale next summer and he has also declined to even listen to offers from Saudi Arabia.
The Parisians are set to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona and Goncalo Ramos from Benfica, meaning that they are more or less prepared for life beyond Mbappe in the first place.
However, if for some reason PSG fail to reach an agreement with Real Madrid, they will be in deep trouble with regards to Financial Fairplay, something which they are already fighting.
What does PSG want?
PSG’s initial asking price for the forward was €300 million but even they have realised that the player has dragged the matter to an extent that they do have the leverage anymore.
As a result, they have lowered their expectations to €250 million, but even this is something that Real Madrid are not willing to meet.
From Madrid’s point of view, an offer worth €180 million is more than enough for a player who is anyway going to be a free agent next season.
Amidst all this, there is a growing sense of belief that the two teams will manage to reach the middle ground before the transfer window slams shut.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.