Real Madrid Transfers: This is PSG’s latest plan to keep Kylian Mbappe, but is it enough?

PSG, Kylian Mbappe (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PSG, Kylian Mbappe (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

Every day, there are things on the papers about Real Madrid and Kylian Mbappe, and I think that’ll continue to happen for a very long time, even after the saga comes to an end, irrespective of the outcome. If he ends up joining Real Madrid, there are going to be reports about whether he’s fitting in well, whether he’s having rifts with other players, or whether he’s performing really well. If he ends up signing an extension, there will be another set of rumors until the next time Mbappe becomes available.

Speaking of, there have been reports about Mbappe being in discussions with PSG regarding a short term renewal. Most recently, a report from ESPN came out talking about what PSG are planning to do with Kylian Mbappe’s contract situation.

According to the report, they’re discussing a short term contract with Mbappe, and are apparently more confident that they’ll actually be able to pull it off. It says that the Frenchman is more open than ever to staying in Paris for a little while longer.

Before the start of the season, the main concerns from Mbappe were about him being a superstar among superstars, but as the season has unfolded, he still is their go-to guy, by the looks of it. That, according to the report, can influence the Frenchman’s decision to stay or leave.

It also says that Zinedine Zidane — should he arrive — can also change Mbappe’s mind about leaving. Question is, would that still be enough?

PSG can’t come up with a plan good enough to keep Mbappe away from Real Madrid

We need to really think about this, because we’re talking about Mbappe declining a move to a club that he’s been wanting to play with for the longest time. It has always been among his goals to play for Real Madrid. He wanted to leave a year ago, but that didn’t happen, why would a short-term contract now change his mind? Hasn’t he already mentioned the lack of impact that Messi’s transfer had on his decision to stay or leave?

It’s true that Mbappe is becoming the face of this PSG team even among superstars like Messi, Neymar Jr, Sergio Ramos, but does that really matter? Wouldn’t he also be a superstar, the main man at Real Madrid?

According to the same report, PSG are also trying to bring in better players to build around Mbappe. Again, bringing in Paul Pogba — as it says in the report — won’t really make things better for PSG or Mbappe. There’s a bunch of reasons why Real Madrid aren’t going for Pogba anymore, and most of those reasons apply to PSG as well. Bringing in good individual players doesn’t form chemistry. You need good players that fit the system — if there is a system.

Real Madrid, on the other hand, have been great with their squad-building all these years. They’re slowly finding the right pieces to build around their best players, and you don’t have to look much further than by looking at Real Madrid’s midfield three, still going strong after so many years. They’re not just great players, but they are even better together, which shows Mbappe that Real Madrid know what they’re doing. They have great players in Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga even after Modric and Kroos’ time at Real Madrid is over.

They’re a much better run club, and if you put money aside (which, by the way, is good enough to bring Mbappe to Madrid, even if it’s not as much as what PSG are offering) there’s not a single thing that PSG can offer Mbappe that Real Madrid can’t. If you turn the tables, there are a lot of things that Real offer them, while PSG can’t promise the same.

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The reality is, Mbappe doesn’t owe anything to PSG. He stayed an extra year out of respect, even after PSG publicly disrespected him. He’s done what he needed to do, now he doesn’t really need to sign a short-term contract, and can go to the club he really cares about the most, Real Madrid.