With every day that passes, speculation about the future of Kylian Mbappé at Paris Saint-Germain grows louder, especially in Spain.
Real Madrid supporters flock to any social media post that even mentions the 21-year-old Frenchman and respond with Photoshopped images of Mbappé in a Los Blancos kit, his boyhood room with Cristiano Ronaldo posters on the wall, and for him to leave the “farmers league” that is Ligue 1.
Kylian Mbappe got starstruck meeting the 🐐 when he was 14 pic.twitter.com/KozXlUQD6Z
— – (@ClutchChokery) February 26, 2020
Well, it looks as though the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who is also PSG’s owner through Qatar Sports Investments, will not entertain any thought of Mbappé leaving Paris this summer, according to L’Équipe (via Get French Football).
“Come wind, snow or rain, Mbappé will stay, that is the Emir’s desire,” a source close to the Emir said.
Back in February, Spanish football journalist Sid Lowe mentioned that although Real was looking for a way to make a transfer happen, PSG isn’t interested in selling their young superstar.
Despite the pleas from Madrid supporters for Mbappé to leave PSG, what often gets lost is that the 13-time UEFA Champions League winners had an opportunity to buy Mbappé in 2017.
However, the Spanish club didn’t want to upset Ronaldo by paying double what they paid for the Portugal international and having an 18-year-old earn close to the same wages as the former Ballon d’Or winner, according to ESPN.
Once football resumes and PSG can hopefully go on a run to the Champions League final, it could be enough for Mbappé to see how serious the Parisian club’s ambition is for European dominance.
If PSG can compete in Europe routinely, win every domestic trophy, and offer him a salary similar to Neymar Jr., then it should be an easy decision for Mbappé to extend his contract and stay at his hometown club.
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