The football world is abuzz with anticipation as Paris Saint-Germain inches closer to securing the services of the highly talented Kylian Mbappé. With negotiations underway, it seems that an agreement between PSG President Florentino Pérez and Mbappé could be on the horizon, provided a few key matters are resolved.
Despite boasting a plethora of attacking options, PSG has been relentless in bolstering its forward line. Recent signings such as Asensio, Lee Kang-in, Dembélé, and Gonçalo Ramos have already strengthened their attacking prowess. Now, the club is in talks with Eintracht Frankfurt to acquire the promising forward Kolo Muani.
PSG’s initial bid for the Eintracht striker stood at €80 million, but the German club swiftly responded by demanding €85 million upfront, with an additional €25 million in variables. Speculation suggests that Al Khelaifi, PSG’s chairman, may be looking to cash in on Mbappé before the transfer window closes. Thus, Eintracht Frankfurt hopes to extract more funds from the sale of their striker. It is highly likely that PSG will ultimately succumb to the demands and secure the signing, given their pre-existing agreement with the player himself, who has chosen to don the Parisian colors.
The majority of French sports journalists and renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano have already deemed this move a done deal. However, the Parisian giants are not content with just one attacking addition. They are also keen on recruiting Barcola, the left winger from Olympique Lyonnais, who is reportedly eager to join Luis Enrique’s ambitious project.
One might expect that PSG’s recent attacking acquisitions would serve as replacements for the departing Mbappé if the club were to act rationally. However, given the peculiar nature of the club’s hierarchy, nothing can be taken for granted. It is worth noting that PSG’s recent signings predominantly comprise French players, potentially filling the void left by Mbappé and embodying the club’s national identity.
For now, football enthusiasts will have to wait anxiously for the next ten days to witness the unfolding of events surrounding PSG’s number 7. Despite starting as a substitute in the recent match, Mbappé showcased his brilliance by converting a penalty to secure a vital point for his team. During this period, PSG is expected to finalize the deal and expedite negotiations to determine the future of their star player.