Kylian Mbappe was the talk of the town this whole transfer window as the 23-year-old was high in demand and looked nothing but all set to make his move to Spanish champions Real Madrid. As per multiple reports, Mbappe had already agreed to a 5-year deal and a mammoth salary at Santiago Bernabeu. The move was largely speculated by everyone in this profession with Florentino Perez a big fan of the French starlet.
However, things took a massive turn as the french international penned down a new contract at PSG and himself conveyed to Perez how sorry he was for not coming. A move to Madrid was always on the cards for Mbappe as it has always been his boyhood club. All seemed set with Real set to welcome him when Mbappe decided to stay at PSG and fulfill his dream of a UCL medal with them.
This snub infuriated Madrid fans who then went on to roast Mbappe all over social media. Florentino Perez then expressed what he felt about this last moment ditch that Mbappe gave them -” Poor Guy ! Must be feeling sorry already ” which clearly tells that he feels how regretful Mbappe will be after rejecting Madrid. Madrid was always considered to be the next step for Kylian as multiple UCL failures at PSG continued. The close friendship with Benzema and Real’s European dominance confirmed it more or less.
How PSG convinced the WC winner to stay
Paris Saint Germain, however, were not ready to let go of their main man so easily. One offer after the other flew in like wind with Mbappe rejecting every one of them. French president Marconi himself contacted Mbappe to tell him to stay. Still, it seemed like he had his heart set in Madrid. It was not until a ridiculous offer from PSG and the conditions they offered to Mbappe that he snubbed the offer from Spain and quite sentimentally chose to stay at his home.
PSG, besides making him the face of the new project, are paying a whopping $270 million over the course of 3 seasons. And the most important one is the condition to have his say in taking decisions at the club. It is no coincidence as to why Pochettino and Leanardo had their spells ended at the club within a month of Mbappe’s renewal. He has already had a say in the appointment of Luis Campos as the sporting director who was a friend of his in the Monaco days.
‘The train to Madrid passes only once ‘ is what history says. Mbappe’s snub is expected to do more bad to him than the Spanish giants who enjoyed a stellar season. The football world now seems to be run more on money than passion is what this decision has led to debates into. But only time will be the one to tell if staying at PSG was the right call. Florentino Perez doesn’t feel so at all and neither do the Los Blancos’ faithful.
The World Cup winner still suggests that ” a dream move to Real Madrid is never over ” as he will still be in his prime when his contract at PSG ends. The speculated move may raise a lot of eyebrows and Madrid fans will not be forgiving him so easily if he does end up in the Spanish capital.
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