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Zlatan Ibrahimovic blasts Mbappe for opting to stay at PSG in the summer



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Kylian Mbappe had recently become a hot topic within the Real Madrid camp following bombshell reports of his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the upcoming January transfer window.

However, the reports soon died down as Real Madrid appear to have no interest in signing the forward. Mbappe himself subsequently trashed the rumors, doubling down on his desire to remain at PSG.

The Frenchman, though, has been a subject of criticism from no other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic lately. The former PSG superstar has lambasted the attacker for his decision to remain at PSG rather than moving Real Madrid earlier in the summer.

“Mbappe did not make the right decision for him by staying at PSG,” said Ibrahimovic (h/t CANAL+). The Swede believes Mbappe’s contract extension at PSG made him bigger than the club, which is never a good sign for any footballer.

“Mbappé stayed & put himself in a situation where he is bigger than the club (…) When you lose your discipline, you lose your identity,” he added.

There have been reports of Mbappe’s fractured relationship with the PSG board, especially after the club opted not to sign a centre-forward in the summer. The player is also reportedly not happy with some of his teammates, including Neymar.

These reasons played a key role in fuelling speculation over his future. However, with Real Madrid out of contention, as far as his signature is concerned, it appears the French international is set to remain at PSG for the foreseeable future.

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  1. Iyke Louis

    November 3, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    He’s not serious….. too much ego…its foolish to accept too be bigger than ur pay masters

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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano



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According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.

After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.

The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.

A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.

Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.

But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.

At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.

However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.

For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.

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