PSG played the last card. They used the media to “spread east and west”, putting maximum pressure on Mbappe so that he had to make a decision to extend with the Parc des Princes team from now until July 31. PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi has stated that if Mbappe wants to stay, he must sign a new contract, otherwise the club will sell him.
Of course, Mbappe kept his stance. He strictly adheres to the signed contract: Stays at PSG until the end of the 2023/24 season and does not activate the contract extension clause until 2025. Whether to sell or not to sell him this summer depends entirely on PSG.
PSG gave Mbappe a deadline of July 31, but in fact they were in a hurry. PSG leaders must consider quickly whether to sell or lose the French super striker. Because they themselves clearly understand that Mbappe’s future is decided early on which day will be better for the preparation for the new season on that day.
Therefore, PSG changed tactics with Mbappe. Instead of “seducing sweetly about a sports project that goes nowhere”, President Al-Khelaifi kicked the ball straight to the feet of the 24-year-old super striker: renew or be sold this summer.
But this pressure screen of PSG did not make the French player flinch. Mbappe still maintains his opinion of staying at PSG until the end of the 2023/24 season according to the contract. That means that the defending French team will have to pay up to 40 million euros in loyalty bonus for Mbappe (deadline on July 31), even if he sells or not.
Attached is that PSG will lose him completely, if not sold right in the summer. And starting from January 1, 2024, Mbappe will be comfortable and free to negotiate with the future destination. And Real Madrid is the only destination that Mbappe wants to go to after leaving PSG.
Mbappe is not in a hurry to go, but Real Madrid is not in a hurry to buy. Los Blancos have been waiting for the French striker for the past few years, so what is a few more months (less than 5 months to be exact)? Therefore, even if Real Madrid desperately needs to strengthen a striker to replace Karim Benzema – who went to Al Ittihad in the Saudi Arabian national league after 14 years with the Bernabeu team, President Florentino Perez still did not. rush into action to sign the 2022 World Cup Golden Shoe.
Creating a very busy appearance with the introduction of new recruits of the team, Real Madrid leaders believe that they do not need to interfere in matters only related to Mbappe and PSG, even if the French club is suspicious. suspected Los Blancos had “went the night”, “underground agreement” with their superstar.
To avoid playing the “evil”, Real Madrid is ready to wait for PSG to announce the sale of Mbappe in the next few days, even waiting for the 2023 summer market to end to begin signing a contract with the French player in January. /2024.
This is a completely opposite move to Summer 2021. At that time, Real Madrid is said to have offered to pay PSG 200 million euros to buy the final year of Mbappe’s contract before he extended it at the end. May 2022. The leader of the Spanish Royal team said that the situation between Mbappe and PSG is very tense, and signing a new contract is unthinkable.
Therefore, instead of spending about 500 million euros (transfer fee, bonus and salary for Mbappe) for this “super blockbuster” deal, Real Madrid does not need to rush, trying to wait for nearly 5 more months, just “hug the tree” waiting for rabbits”, they will only have to spend about half of the above amount (bonus and salary) to own Mbappe.
Los Blancos are keeping quiet, but know that with each passing day, the French star gets closer to the Bernabeu stadium… without paying any fee to PSG.