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Real Madrid will not move for Mbappe until he makes a decision on future



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The situation with Kylian Mbappe has never been clearer. Real Madrid are willing to throw the kitchen sink to acquire his services, while Paris Saint-Germain see no option other than to sell him if he does not renew.

Yet, the cloud of uncertainty looms because of the player’s stubborn stance. The French international insists on seeing out his contract at Parc des Princes before moving to the Santiago Bernabeu so as to reap an economic benefit.

According to reports from MARCA, Real Madrid will not make any move for Mbappe from their side. They believe that the player knows their intention and prefer to wait for a decision from him directly in the coming weeks.

The winger is owed around €170 million in bonuses from his current employers and wages for one year worth €70 million. He is willing to give up a part of the owed sum, but not all of it.

While one cannot fault Mbappe for choosing economic benefit over a convenient move, he needs to make a decision soon, given PSG’s firm stance.

Meanwhile, the Merengues have been openly chasing him around for years now and are again waiting for him this summer, in hope that he changes his stance and decides to move away from Paris now.

The pressure on PSG to sell him will mount with every passing day, for the Ligue 1 champions cannot afford to lose him on a free transfer next season. It thus remains to be seen if the club agree to pay out a part of what he is owed to help facilitate his exit.

Florentino Perez & co. remain confident of their chances to sign the star this summer, especially after Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s press conference on Wednesday. A fee of around €200 million is expected and the men in white are prepared to shell out the demanded fee.

However, it is clear that there will be no further push from Los Blancos’ end. Any movement now must come from Mbappe’s side, either as a public decision to leave or a relaxation of demands economically.

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Real Madrid 23-year-old striker close to finalising a move to Real Valladolid – report



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After two years on loan at Getafe, former Real Madrid striker Juanmi Latasa has returned to the Spanish capital.

His performances, after all, were not enough to coerce his foster club to push for a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker made 32 appearances for Getafe last season, including 15 starts. However, he only had two goals to show for his regular participation and it is safe to label his time at the club as a disappointment.

Now back in Madrid, Latasa is unlikely to get a chance to make a mark at the club. All signs point to a departure in the coming days.

The overwhelming favorite

As revealed in a recent report by Jorge C Picon, several first-division teams in Spain have reported interest in the young striker. Real Valladolid however, are the overwhelming favourites.

The La Liga side are looking for a striker with a good physical presence, height, a strong aerial presence and a knack for goal.

Latasa (L) set to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Latasa ticks all the boxes they demand and negotiations between the two clubs are expected to progress in the coming days.

Latasa’s sale, at this point, is thus taken for granted. Leganes and Espanyol are some of the other clubs interested in his services.

No scope in Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, over the years, has not carved out a reputation as one who trusts academy stars heavily. In his defence, however, he has always had superior options available.

Heading into next season, Los Blancos have a packed forward department including Kylian Mbape, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick.

Considering that the well-established Joselu himself saw no scope at the club next season, it is safe to say that Latasa understands his situation.

From Real Madrid’s perspective, it remains to be seen if they maintain any leverage on his future.

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