29/12/2021; 2:38 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
The most talked about topic for the January transfer window is whether Kylian Mbappé would join Real Madrid in January or not.
Paris Saint-Germain has been at odds trying to get Mbappé to sign a contract extension. Any serious fan would know that the odds of Kylian Mbappé leaving PSG in January was rather low. The Frenchman spoke recently at an event and has distanced himself from any January move away from PSG.
Real Madrid has for many years been silently following the development of Kylian Mbappé at PSG with interest in bringing him to the Spanish capital. In the summer, Los Blancos became vocal about their intentions by launching a massive bid for the 23-year-old.
Speculations have been rife of the French World Cup winner leaving in January, but that door has been shut with Mbappé distancing himself from such rumours. Rumours suggested Real Madrid would make another bid for the player in January, but Kylian Mbappé seems to have sent a message to Los Blancos not to waste their time.
The arrival of Lionel Messi and a host of other stars may have convinced Mbappé to see out his contract. Speaking with CNN, Mbappé said he was happy at PSG and when prodded about his commitment to the Paris club, he was unequivocal about his loyalty.
He stated that he was not joining Real Madrid in January. According to the 23-year-old, he is happy in PSG and will 100% finish the season with the club.
It is cheering news for the top hierarchy at PSG, who believe it gives them time to convince Mbappé that Paris is the place for him. The youngster’s statement is scant consolation as it did little to suggest that he would remain in the French capital. Mbappé is still to sign a renewal, and while committing his future regarding the rest of the season to PSG, he could still be off in the summer to sunny Spain.
Mbappé also said he wanted to help PSG win every trophy on offer this season. The Frenchman will first have to overcome Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16. PSG finished as runners-up to Manchester City but are top of Ligue 1.
In other matters, Kylian Mbappé spoke against the plan by FIFA to host the tournament every two years. With thea gaining traction recently, Mbappé and Robert Lewandowski were against thea. They cited the four-year cycle as what lends the tournament its feel.
According to Mbappé, every two years will make it a regular thing, which for him is not normal.