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According to several French, Spanish and British media, Real Madrid sent a first offer to Paris Saint-Germain to acquire Kylian Mbappé. In the home stretch of the transfer window, the Merengues offer 160 million euros. PSG declined, but Real may return to the charge.
Will PSG have the opportunity to line up an offensive trident Neymar-Mbappé-Messi this season? It is not certain. If the Frenchman has already played in Ligue 1 in August, the Brazilian and the Argentine, who played in the Copa America this summer, are not yet fit. And nothing says that when the South Americans are ready, the Blues striker will still be Parisian. Because Real Madrid has taken action to recruit number 7 from PSG by August 31, the transfer market closing date.
Tuesday, August 24, the temperature climbed in the pages of many European sports media. The Spanish daily Marca, the newspaper L’Équipe, the radio RMC Sport, the British site TalkSport, all reported the offer of Real Madrid to Paris Saint-Germain for the world champion 2018. The Madrid club offers 160 million euros. euros.
Mbappé’s contractual situation is a headache for Paris
The leaders of the PSG would have refused as dry. For them, out of the question to sell their jewel, bought in 2017 from AS Monaco for 180 million euros. In June, Nasser al-Khelaïfi hammered at L’Équipe: “We’re never going to sell it.” On August 11, on the sidelines of Leo Messi’s presentation and after the arrivals of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos and Georginio Wijnaldum, the Parisian president hit the nail on the head: “Mbappé said he wanted a competitive team. , there is no more competitive than this team. He has no excuse to do anything else (than stay). “
But this file is complex. In June 2022, the Bondynois will be at the end of their contract in Paris. Despite long negotiations, he did not extend his lease. So in less than a year, he will be able to commit wherever he sees fit – for example at Real Madrid, a legendary club that has scrutinized him since he was a teenager – without PSG recovering a penny. Seeing the player go free would be a huge loss to the finances of the Rouge et Bleu.
This summer transfer window is therefore the last possible window to recover a transfer fee with Mbappé. In these difficult times for all clubs because of Covid-19, the financial aspect cannot be overlooked. From a sporting point of view, the dilemma is also complicated: the 22-year-old striker has the choice between the Parisian armada and Real Madrid, considered the biggest club in the world.
Will Paris give in on the wire in the face of a larger offer?
Already in 2017, the White House tried to attract the phenomenon, without success. Real are still dreaming of it. In a year, without the player’s extension in Paris, he will be in an ideal position to finally attract him. But the club with 13 victories in the Champions League would like to count him in its ranks this season. And he has the financial capacity.
While the rival, FC Barcelona, is bloodless and even had to resolve to see his genius Messi leave, the Merengues have the cash to finance the Mbappé operation. On the one hand, since 2020, Real Madrid have not spent anything on the transfer market. And on the other hand, the club recorded significant cash flow with the successive sales of Achraf Hakimi to Inter Milan (41 million euros), Sergio Reguilon to Tottenham (30 million euros) , Raphaël Varane at Manchester United (50 million euros) and Martin Odegaard at Arsenal (35 million euros).
According to L’Équipe, the offer of 160 million euros is only a first approach. With this high amount, Real indicates its intentions in Paris. A new, higher offensive could follow. It remains to be seen how much the Madrilenians are ready to go up to: 180, 200 million euros? Beyond 222 million euros, the record amount paid by Paris for Neymar in 2017? And what will be the positioning of PSG? Six days before the end of the transfer window, the serial Mbappé enters a crucial moment.