Kylian Mbappé is a generational talent and at 20-years-old, he has already ascended to the top level of football as one of the best players in the world. With those accolades comes speculation about his future and Paris Saint-Germain know they are on borrowed time when it comes to their most prized asset.
According to a report from Le Parisien, Real Madrid has made signing Mbappé a priority next summer and have already allotted €300 million to be able to afford the Frenchman. If other big spenders get involved, such as Liverpool FC or FC Barcelona, that fee could balloon to €400 million. While much is to be decided between now and then, there’s no doubt that if Mbappé were to leave the French capital, his transfer would be the richest in the history of the game.
With some of Europe’s top clubs circling like a shark with chum in the water, PSG knows they need to step up and show Mbappé that he is every bit as important as Neymar Jr. if not more so. The Le Parisien article stats that the Emir of Qatar considers the status of Mbappé a “personal affair” and considers him leaving PSG “out of the question.”
A sense of urgency certainly filtered throughout the PSG hierarchy at last season’s National Union of Professional Footballers award ceremony where Mbappé commented about the uncertainty of his future as reported by ESPN.
“I think that it is a very important moment for me as I feel that I am approaching a first, or second, turning point in my career,” Mbappé said. “I have discovered a lot of things here and I feel that it is perhaps time for greater responsibility. I hope that it will be with PSG, which would be with great pleasure, or maybe elsewhere with a new project.”
Knowing that Real Madrid will open up the war chest to sign Mbappé next summer and that the Bondy-native wants more responsibility, PSG understands that they need to make him an offer he hopefully won’t refuse.
The Le Parisien article confirms that PSG has offered Mbappé an impressive new contract that is on par with his teammate Neymar, who according to Goal, makes €700,000 a week or €36.8 million a year.
Mbappé knows he can make money anywhere. He is a level-headed kid who loves Paris. Recently, former AS Monaco vice-president confirmed that Mbappé turned down a chance to join Real Madrid in 2017 because he felt it was too soon and he wanted to become a great player in his home country.
I believe that what is most important to Mbappé is winning the Champions League and consistently having a team of world-class players around him. So far, PSG sporting director has stocked the team with as much talent and depth as we’ve seen in recent years.
Mbappé may have an unbelievable contract offer in front of him but if PSG doesn’t advance far in this season’s Champions League, no amount of money will keep him in Paris.
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