26/08/2021; 9:09 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
It seems evident now more than ever that Kylian Mbappe is fully determined to leave PSG. Reports first emerged last week that the Frenchman was unhappy at the club and was having doubts about signing a new contract.
It only seemed like mere rumours at the time but it appears there was indeed more to it all. One would have imagined that the arrival of a player like Lionel Messi should convince any player to stay put at PSG. It appears that does not apply to Mbappe.
PSG initially decided to keep their star Frenchman at all costs but it appears they might now be resigned to losing him, but he won’t come cheap for sure.
Real Madrid decided to test the waters at PSG by submitting a formal offer for Mbappe on Sunday. We reported on Los Blancos placing a €160 million bid for the 22-year-old. However, it was knocked back by the French giants almost immediately, with the club having no intention to sell.
However, the situation might have taken a different twist. On Wednesday, PSGctor Leonardo did reveal that Mbappe wanted to leave, as reports have claimed. The PSG executive also claimed that Real Madrid have not shown respect and professionalism in the pursuit of the Frenchman.
He concluded by giving a hint that Real Madrid or any interested suitor will have to pay a sizable fee to get their hands on Mbappe.
The 22-year-old has one year left on his contract and could end up leaving for free next summer. In light of that, what decision will PSG make? Well, it seems they have made one already.
PSG look to have given up on trying to convince Mbappe to sign a new deal. Losing a player like the Frenchman for free next summer could be almost unforgivable on all fronts. With that in mind, the French giants have now decided they will let him go if they receive an offer of at least €220m, as per Le Parisien.
Logically, it seems thea PSG are trying to push out is to completely phase out suitors at this period. PSG have proper finances such that they could lose Mbappe for free next summer and it won’t overly hurt them. However, they are ready to get more than the 180 million they paid to Monaco for his services in 2018.
Real Madrid or any suitor is now left with the decision to meet the asking price now or wait till next summer when he’s available for free. It will be interesting to see what becomes of that before the transfer window ends next week.