On several occasions this summer, Real Madrid have tried to recruit Kylian Mbappé (22), presenting offers of up to € 200m to Paris SG. Only, despite the apparent desire of the 2018 world champion to embrace a Madrid destiny, the capital club, lining up behind his contract until June 2022, has pushed back the assaults of the Casa Blanca.
But, seen from Spain, it is only a postponement. Ace is already starting this Thursday the countdown before the next Mbappé operation, because, in 100 days, on January 1, 2022, the international striker tricolor (49 selections, 17 achievements) will be free to engage with the club of his choice for the 2022/23 season. And the Merengues intend to do everything possible to achieve their ends.
Optimism … measured
A contract until June 2028 is already ready, with an annual salary of around € 30m and a release clause set at € 1bn, but also a signing bonus of between € 60m and € 80m. : everything is already tied up. All that’s missing is the young man’s signature. Optimists, the residents of the Santiago Bernabeu simply hope that the pressure will not be too heavy to bear for the No. 7, since, according to the latest echoes, PSG may soon return to the charge with a new extension proposal.
Moreover, the Rouge-et-Bleu will pass through Qatar, headquarters of the parent company QSI, for their winter tour, in January, precisely when the Madrilenians return to the charge. On the other side of the Pyrenees, we fear that the pressure will be unbearable during these few days and that the person will eventually crack. The recent events in Metz are also seen as proof of growing tension among the Bondynois in Spain. The countdown begins. Tick tock …