The ‘Mbappé case’ has been on fire since Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, president of PSG, decided on Saturday to remove the footballer from the Asian tour as a pressure measure to renew his contract until at least 2025 or agree to be transferred this summer. From there, and knowing hours later that the family of the Bondy star was already alerted that Mbappé runs the risk of staying in the stands all year if he does not accept this kind of blackmail, speculation has skyrocketed.
PSG has opened a kind of auction, although for now the player remains firm in his idea of completing the remaining year on his contract and then leaving as a free agent for Real Madrid, with a transfer bonus that could be around 100 million. The first first proposal would have come from Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia, which has put on the table a record figure that would pulverize all records in football history: 300 million euros.
The news, discussed days ago as a rumor, has been given more body by Fabrizio Romano, a journalist specializing in transfer matters, while other media add that the player’s salary would rise to 700 kilos, which would stretch the operation to 1,000 million euros counting the transfer and salary. An obscenity.
As reported by L’Equipe, logically the Parisian club views the offer very favorably and would gladly accept it. The price is off the market and is much higher than the 160 million figure with which PSG has priced Mbappé. However, the upper hand remains with the captain of the French team and Real Madrid remains on the lookout, without making a move.
In addition to the entity chaired by Florentino Pérez, the names of more teams that would enter Mbappé’s equation have leaked from the French champion. It is not surprising that the typical Premier League clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool appear, but it is surprising that Barça enters the scene despite the pressing financial problems suffered by the club chaired by Joan Laporta.
According to L’Equipe, PSG and the Barça club will negotiate for the French striker, putting on the table the names of players that Luis Enrique likes and would form part of the operation. Anything would be worth the Qatari state club as long as it did not see its star at Real Madrid after the wear and tear that for six years has caused the desire of the whites to enjoy him at the Santiago Bernabéu.