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.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.