The Mbappé situation has taken a twist, with the possibility of his transfer to Real Madrid in the next few hours. Despite prior indications that the talented French player would remain with PSG for at least another season, the star is en route to Spain.
Even the official announcement could take place as early as this Wednesday. According to the gathered information, Florentino Pérez, the president of Real Madrid, is said to have personally taken the reins of the negotiations to acquire one of the world’s top football stars.
While the financial details of the deal have not been disclosed, it’s anticipated that the Los Blancos club will shell out a substantial amount for Mbappé, who is likely to receive a minimum salary of 50 million euros per season. Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly willing to accept a reduction in the financial terms related to Mbappé.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president, is seeking to finalize the signing of Kolo Muani as Mbappé’s replacement. This move is also aimed at avoiding potential breaches of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules. It’s estimated that Real Madrid will pay around 100 million euros as a fixed fee for the forward’s transfer.
Real had to hit the market after Vini Jr’s injury
The sudden departure of Karim Benzema to Saudi Arabia and the injury to Vinicius Junior have forced a change in strategy on the part of Real Madrid’s board. The Spanish team had intended to secure Mbappé on a free transfer next season, but they are now compelled to seek an immediate agreement.
Mbappé informed PSG that he had no intention of renewing his contract with the club, which expires in the middle of next year, causing discontent within the club. If the forward’s transfer didn’t happen during this transfer window, he would be free to sign a pre-contract with any other team from January onwards and leave without any cost.
Hence, PSG issued an ultimatum to Mbappé, demanding that the player choose between renewing his contract or accepting a transfer in this window. Initially sidelined from the squad, the French player was later reintegrated.