Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, is never one to shy away from speaking his mind, and he did just that on Monday when discussing the future of Kylian Mbappé.
The 26-year-old French star is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, and he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for several months.
Tebas, who has been a vocal critic of PSG’s spending habits, believes that Mbappé is likely to join the Spanish giants.
“I think the chances are high,” Tebas told reporters at a press conference in Madrid. “It’s a personal opinion, but he’s a 26-year-old player who PSG seems to be letting go of. It will depend on Real Madrid, their president, and how much they’re willing to spend.
“You have to consider that the arrival of Jude Bellingham has already made Real Madrid a star-studded team, and Vinicius Junior is another. If the player wants to go to Real Madrid… I give him more than a 50% chance.”
Tebas’ comments are sure to add fuel to the fire surrounding Mbappé’s future. The French star is one of the most sought-after players in the world, and his decision could have a major impact on the balance of power in European football.