Paris Saint-Germain are in a serious spot of bother in terms of results. The star-studded French side face off against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League in less than a week, but head into the clash having lost their last two league games.
They continue to sit atop the Ligue 1 standings, but the theme with the Parisians is a recurring one. PSG have always struggled with consistency and are the best example of the fact that just a strong forward line is not enough in the world of football.
Kylian Mbappe is the French side’s crown jewel, but with every passing year, it becomes increasingly clear that his future at the club is not right. The player wishes for a more solid project, and it is not surprising that Real Madrid enters the equation again.
According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Mbappe has a clause on his deal with PSG that allows him to terminate his contract unilaterally in 2024, although he must notify the club well in advance for the same.
It is the French winger’s priority to join forces with Real Madrid and continue his exponential ascent in La Liga. Los Blancos are indeed hard done by the player’s decision to snub them last summer, yet retain the doors open for him.
The only clause, however, is that the Merengues are unwilling to shell out a fee for his arrival.
The summer of 2024, thus, could be pivotal in Real Madrid’s future. More than a year remains for the speculated day, yet, there is a feeling that it is not an unthinkable proposition. After all, Mbappe has always been vocal about his desire to don the white colours of Madrid.
In 19 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG this season, the 24-year-old has scored 13 goals and provided two assists. He has created 12 big chances and averages 1.6 key passes per game.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.