Real Madrid have reportedly given up on signing Kylian Mbappe.
Spanish publication ‘Caneda Ser’ reported on August 8 (KST), “Real have definitely ruled out signing Mbappe. Real have no plans to sign Mbappe if he does not extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and leaves PSG next summer. Mbappe has been a major target for Real in the last two transfer windows, but the club considers the ‘Mbappe saga’ to be over. They will not bring Mbappe back in the next transfer window, regardless of his contract situation,” the report said.
If the report of Real giving up on Mbappe is true, it would be a huge twist. Real have been trying to sign Mbappe since the summer of 2021, but have been unsuccessful each time. PSG were successful in re-signing Mbappe, offering him a huge contract.
However, last summer, Mbappe announced that he would not be renewing his contract with PSG, reigniting speculation of a move to Real. Rumors persisted that Mbappe wanted to move to Real and that he had made the decision in advance. It was also speculated that Mbappe would get a better deal if he moved to Real without a transfer fee. It was already looking like a done deal.
There were three reasons why Real gave up on signing Mbappe. First, Mbappe’s salary. Mbappe is currently one of the most expensive players in Europe, and it was simply too much. Even as a free agent, Mbappe would demand a signing bonus, and if he were to re-sign, it would require a huge transfer fee, which Real would not be willing to pay. 아톰카지노
Then there’s Mbappe’s age. Born in 1998, he’s entering his prime, but Real have been focusing on signing players under the age of 21 recently. Judd Bellingham, Eduardo Kamabinga, and Endrick all joined the club before the age of 20. It’s unlikely that this trend will change.
Crucially, Mbappe has been linked with Real for the past two seasons, but ultimately ended up at PSG, which made him unpopular with the club’s hierarchy. They can’t afford the same fate this time around, which is why they’ve reportedly decided to rule out a move for Mbappe in the first place.