15/09/2021; 2:32 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
The summer transfer window may have closed, but the shenanigans that trailed some of the transactions continue to reverberate long after the transfer market closed. As usual, we've been keeping up with the latest transfer news here on Betpack.
There is a litany of cries from various quarters concerning done and undone business. At Juventus, a section of the fans are bitter at the manner Cristiano Ronaldo left the club. They believe he showed a lack of respect for the club.
Barcelona is grappling with the financial meltdown that forced the departure of Lionel Messi into the lustful embrace of Paris St Germain.
The biggest drama of the summer came up between two capital clubs. Paris St Germain and Real Madrid. The latter made several ignored bids for Kylian Mbappe, much to the distaste of the oil-rich club.
The money they say talks, but the vulnerability of the Paris giants was exposed, as their truckload of cash could not convince Mbappe to renew. The club was predictably annoyed at Real Madrid's efforts to price their crown jewel away from them.
Kylian Mbappe has less than a season to run on his contract and, by January 2022, will be able to negotiate a pre-contract with any club of his choice. The possibility of Mbappe leaving for free has irked the hierarchy at PSG that they have moved against Real Madrid with verbal vituperation.
Leonardo, the club sportingctor, acknowledges the possibility of his departure but stresses that the club has not visualised any picture of where it will happen.
Leonardo lambasted Real Madrid for attempting to prise the 22-year-old forward from them. The Real Madrid offer came in the closing days of the transfer window. For once, PSG, who may have made nonsense of the UEFA Financial Fairplay (FFP), experienced what it feels like to operate from a position of weakness.
After turning down a lucrative offer to stay, PSG are still optimistic that Mbappe will remain at the club beyond his current contract.
Leonardo explained why he thinks the player will stay.
Speaking to Canal + in France, as quoted by Marca, he first accused Real Madrid of unethical behaviour even though the Spanish giants acted well.
He was disappointed that Los Blancos made a bid with the transfer window about to close. While stating that the timing of the offer could have upset their plans, he reiterated that Mbappe would not be leaving at the end of the season.
Leonardo also notes that Messi, Neymar and Mbappe can complement each other and that there was no tinge of jealousy among them. He believes that this is a trident that should be enjoyed beyond one season.