Real Madrid Transfers: PSG set a deadline for Kylian Mbappe’s decision

PSG, Kylian Mbappe (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images)
PSG, Kylian Mbappe (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images) /

Both Real Madrid and PSG are waiting for superstar forward Kylian Mbappe to make a decision on his future. To renew or not to renew? Mbappe has been mulling over his options for well over a year, considering that’s how long the Parisian giants have been trying to get the most valuable player in the world to stick around.

PSG already have a No. 1 superstar in Neymar, who is the best player in the world when fully healthy. But the 22-year-old Mbappe will be the best in the world soon. He already has a hat-trick at the Camp Nou under his belt in the Champions League, after all.

According to a report from MARCA’s Pablo Polo, PSG understandably don’t want the distraction of waiting. They want Kylian Mbappe to decide his future by the March 10, second leg fixture against Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16. PSG want Mbappe to choose between themselves and Real Madrid so that they can prepare to negotiate his transfer or relax knowing they have the future world’s best player for at least four more years.

This report from MARCA backs up public comments made by sporting director Leonardo, found in the linked article above, in which he states that it is time for Mbappe to decide “soon”.

If Kylian Mbappe stays with PSG, Real Madrid must move to other options

Mbappe’s decision means a lot to Madridistas. They have been dreaming of seeing Mbappe don the famous Royal White kit for years, and Madridistas know that Mbappe on the left wing would be a game-changer for their attack. He’d finally be the Cristiano Ronaldo “replacement” that the club has so desperately needed.

Of course, Mbappe won’t come cheap. MARCA’s report mentions that PSG want 180 million euros for the player, which means Real could be forced to work out a swap deal if they can’t scrounge up that kind of money. Because remember, Real also have to worry about paying Mbappe’s wages, which could be roughly 30 million euros per year.

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Since Mbappe hasn’t signed the extension for this long, it’s safe to say that he’s been holding out hope for Real Madrid. Maybe it is his dream after all, even as he is from Paris and PSG are playing the better football right now. And if Mbappe doesn’t give Los Blancos a chance to sign him, Real would then pivot to Erling Haaland. Galactic as well, but Mbappe has always seemed like the priority for the ambitious Florentino Perez with elections on the horizon.