For many players, it was nearly hard to say no when Real Madrid and Florentino Perez came knocking. Less than a week ago, it seemed virtually clear that Kylian Mbappe, a fan since boyhood who had pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo’s time at Real Madrid on his walls, would become the next big thing. The Galacticos arrived on the Bernabéu.
Real Madrid firmly believes this. Mbappe will be their player next season, they have been certain, and a deal will be done after the striker’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires this summer, despite the fact that they haven’t made any additions. Kylian Mbappe informed Florentino Perez through text that he would remain at PSG.
Yet in recent days, skepticism has risen in the Spanish city, and on Saturday night, Mbappe’s announcement that he has signed a new three-year contract in Paris confirmed their worst concerns. El Chiringuito claims that the 23-year-old sent Perez a text message that stunned the Real Madrid president and the management at the Bernabeu. I would want to inform you that I have made the decision to remain at Paris Saint-Germain,” the insider stated. “I want to thank you for allowing me to play for Real Madrid, a team I have admired since I was a young child.
Good luck with the Champions League final, and I hope you can understand my choice. In recent years, Perez has centered the entirety of his transfer strategy on acquiring the French striker.
Mbappe’s choice is a setback for Perez, who has recently centered his whole transfer strategy around Mbappe. For instance, Real Madrid has not been particularly interested in signing Erling Haaland because they are determined to secure a contract for the France international. As Real Madrid departed Monaco in 2017, they also lost the chance to recruit Mbappe, and their £154 million offer for him in the summer of 2018 was turned down.
Although the club’s immediate focus will be on the Champions League final against Liverpool, Perez will undoubtedly be working nonstop behind the scenes to bring in another superstar this summer. As for Mbappe, he will likely be the most important player in the world and the best paid. The athlete estimates his annual income to be over £34 million, or roughly £653,000 per week.
Mbappe celebrated the signing of his new contract by scoring three goals against Metz in PSG’s final game of the year. Meanwhile, Marca asserts that the striker will have a say in crucial choices made at Paris, including the choice of the club’s new manager and sporting director.
I’m really glad to extend my adventure at PSG, Mbappe said after capping his new deal with a hat-trick against Metz in the final Ligue 1 match of the season.
I want to keep doing what I love to do with you people and bring home victories. I greatly appreciate it.