The summer transfer window is due to close in two weeks, and Real Madrid fans are on the edge of their seats. The situation around the transition target Kylian Mbappe is still in the air, and progress could be made very soon in the coming days.
During Lionel Messi’s presentation at Paris Saint-Germain last week, club president Nasir al-Khalifa made it clear once again that Mbabane is part of his plans for the season. However, Mbappe has refused to sign an extension of the agreement.
PSG fans do not appreciate Mbabane’s outward appearance, and he was met by Jairus and Bose during a squad presentation before the League 1 match against Strasbourg this weekend.
Mbappe is under contract with the French giants until June 2022, and they have reportedly offered him a six-year salary extension that could set him up for life. The proposed new pay structure is similar to that of teammate Neymar’s new contract. However, it was not enough to convince Mbabane, and he stands by his decision not to renew.
Real Madrid executives are watching the situation closely, and are ready to bow once the opportunity arises. Los Blancos have been preparing for the offer for a long time, and they have the funds ready if needed.
So far, PSG is not open to French offers, but fans are unhappy and its refusal to sign a new deal has called into question its loyalty. PSG fans have made it clear that they do not like what is happening to Mbabane, and if he refuses to stay with the club and stay connected to his future, he will face hostility for the rest of the season. Will have to face
PSG are constantly aware of the danger of losing Mbappe on a free transfer next year, and given the tensions surrounding the situation, they may still change their minds about letting him go in the coming days.
Both Messi and Sergio Ramos have not yet made their debuts for the club, and the PSG are still relying heavily on Mbabane’s presence. As evidenced by Macy’s transfer, a lot can happen in a few days. It remains to be seen whether there will be another blockbuster move this summer.