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Real Madrid will not alter plans for teenage sensation despite Kylian Mbappe’s imminent arrival

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Real Madrid have their future secure in the hands of Vinicius Jr, Jude Bellingham and others. The impending arrival of Kylian Mbappe will only further their case in the final third.

The one party that seemingly does not benefit from the Frenchman’s arrival, unsurprisingly, is Endrick. The Palmeiras gem is expected to link up with the first team this summer, but Mbappe’s arrival potentially limits his minutes at the club.

Minutes in jeopardy

Florentino Perez closed the 17-year-old sensation’s signing for a sum of €72 million last season, and sees the Brazilian to be one for the long haul.

Real Madrid’s plan with the player was to slowly incorporate him at the highest level, as they did with Vinicius and Rodrygo, as revealed by SPORT.

Mbappe’s arrival directly threatens Endrick’s role in the team, for he would not be a regular in the team.

In fact, Palmeiras have identified the same and have enquired if they can keep the player until the end of 2024 so as to mutually benefit all parties, but Real Madrid have shot it down.

Objective unaltered

From Real Madrid’s point of view, however, Endrick continues to be a critical cog for next season. They do see the problem, but Carlo Ancelotti is convinced that he can make it work.

As revealed by SPORT, not only have Real Madrid ruled out a return to Palmeiras in any capacity, but they have closed the doors to a loan exit despite enquiries from La Liga clubs.

A decision will be made in the winter window of the 2024-25 campaign after evaluating the player’s situation. As it stands, Endrick will arrive in Madrid this summer and will travel for pre-season with Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

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PSG president wanted Real Madrid to bear Mbappe’s €80 million loyalty bonus

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It is only a matter of days before Kylian Mbappe is officially confirmed as a Real Madrid player.

The French superstar announced his departure from PSG as a free agent recently and even though nothing is official yet, everything points to him arriving at the Spanish capital club.

An official announcement and presentation are expected to take place sometime before the UEFA Euro 2024 starts.

While the move is all but done, it appears that PSG, in particular president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, are left with a bitter taste over Mbappe’s imminent exit.

Al-Khelaifi wanted Real Madrid to pay €80 million

As has already been reported, Al-Khelaifi tried to convince Mbappe to snub Real Madrid by presenting various arguments which had no effect.

Now, French publication L’Equipe has brought forth a report which claims that the PSG president simply cannot accept the fact that Mbappe is joining Real Madrid for free.

And things are now happening behind the scenes which suggest that the Frenchman’s departure will be far from smooth and amicable.

Indeed, as per the report, PSG have not paid Mbappe his salary for the month of April as well as an additional bonus he was due.

This is because of the €80 million loyalty bonus payment that the club had made to the France captain back in February, even though he had waived it off after deciding not to renew his contract.

Headed for an ugly split with PSG. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

In August 2023, after he was frozen out of the team for refusing to extend his contract, Mbapp agreed to give up his loyalty bonus so that PSG do not suffer a huge financial hit as a result of his leaving as a free agent this summer.

However, Al Khelaifi made a U-turn and granted Mbappe the loyalty bonus in February this year, with the caveat that Real Madrid cover the €80 million as compensation for the 25-year-old leaving for free.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, however, refused that demand as he deemed that it was completely out of the question, as the La Liga champions are not obligated to pay for a player who will be out of contract in a few weeks.

A complete breakdown

Things have not been well between Mbappe and Al-Khelaifi ever since the player informed him of his decision to leave PSG.

The report suggests that the pair are no longer on speaking terms and that lawyers are involved in trying to resolve the matter of the unpaid dues.

PSG are looking for written confirmation that their all-time top scorer will waive the €80 million, which he had agreed to in the past, only for the club to make the payment.

As for Mbappe, he wants the money he is owed as part of his salary which was not paid in April.

Al-Khelaifi has not had the best relation with Perez either and this development further escalates the situation.

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