Paris Saint-Germain is confident to keep Kylian Mbappe
PSG is confident in maintaining Mbappe once the signing of Messi is complete, as Real Madrid continues to wait in the wings of France for the International.
The 22-year-old’s future has been the subject of much speculation in recent months as the World Cup winner has yet to reach an agreement on a contract renewal with Paris Saint-Germain. Kylian Mbappe has strong ties to Madrid after entering the last 12 months of his current deal, but Lionel Messi’s upcoming visit to the Parc des Princes could lead to a swift resolution that sees him stay in Paris for the long term.
Lionel admitted that joining Paris Saint-Germain is an opportunity in his emotional wrap-up press conference in Barcelona, which failed to re-sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner for the 2021-22 campaign due to financial and structural hurdles. The French giants are confident they can close a deal for Lionel in the coming days and want him to be part of the all-star attacking trio alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
It has been suggested that the financial Fair Play rules will prevent Paris Saint-Germain from registering three world stars, but they expect UEFA to be more flexible due to financial constraints caused by the coronavirus crisis. They also received government backing, with the upcoming Lionel Messi acquisition and Kylian Mbapee contract renewal seen as beneficial steps for French football and France in general. Paris Saint-Germain are planning to sit down with representatives from Kylian Mbappe to derail the deal after Messi is unveiled, but Real are monitoring the situation closely.
What are Real Madrid’s intentions about Kylian Mbappe?
Real Madrid are waiting to hear the outcome of the negotiations between Paris Saint-Germain and Kylian Mbappe before deciding how best to continue their pursuit of the forward. The Blancos would like to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer, but are willing to delay until next year before starting an official bid. Real Madrid are currently trying to downsize their squad, with constant transfers and loan deals being explored ahead of Ancelotti’s first season to indict Santiago Bernabeu.