Kylian Mbappé’s desire to play for Real Madrid has been made known, as the French superstar presents an alternative proposal to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). L’Equipe reports suggest that PSG is open to considering Mbappé’s latest proposition, which may just convince the Parisian club to part ways with their prized asset.
Mbappé, who has his sights set on a move to Real Madrid in 2024, still intends to honor the final year of his contract with PSG. However, this decision has not been without its consequences, as it angered PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi, who was adamant that the player would not leave the club for free. Consequently, Mbappé faced a punishment of training away from the first team. Nevertheless, recent developments indicate that the two parties have bridged their differences, with Mbappé assuring PSG that he will not harm the club’s interests.
The player’s willingness to reach a mutually beneficial decision has prompted PSG to reintegrate him into the first team. If Mbappé remains steadfast in his decision not to renew his contract, the most favorable outcome for PSG would be to sell him this summer, thereby saving on his salary and contractual bonuses. Negotiations are currently underway, and the positive atmosphere surrounding the talks provides hope for a resolution that satisfies all parties involved.
Should PSG agree to let Mbappé stay until 2024 without an extension, while waiving the various bonuses, the club stands to save an estimated €100-150 million. Such a gesture would undoubtedly be well-received by the fans and could help maintain a positive image for PSG amidst this transfer saga.
However, if Al Khelaifi remains true to his word, there are only two possibilities: contract renewal or sale. This is the objective set by Qatar, which has even threatened to remove the president from his position if he fails to achieve either of these options. Therefore, it is crucial not to jump to conclusions until the transfer window closes.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, is patiently awaiting the outcome. Having learned from their past mistakes in 2021, the Spanish giants prefer to be the solution to the problem rather than exacerbate it. They expect either PSG or Mbappé to initiate contact with a proposed transfer fee. If this does not occur, Real Madrid will bide their time until 2024, as originally planned before the summer’s transfer saga unfolded.