Former Real Madrid Manager Valdano Does Not See That PSG Will Sell Mbappe in Order to Sign Messi

Former Real Madrid manager Jorge Valdano does not foresee that Paris Saint-Germain will go all in to sell Kylian Mbappe in order to sign FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Mbappe is just coming off of a hat-trick performance against Barca in the Champions League. Following this performance, many have begun to predict that Mbappe will soon overtake the likes of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to become the next best player in the world.

According to recent reports, PSG would be interested in bringing Messi to the club, which would then create for a super-team alongside Mbappe and Neymar upfront.

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) quarter-final football match between Granada FC and FC Barcelona at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada on February 3, 2021. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

However, reports have alluded that PSG may have to choose between Mbappe or Messi due to the latter’s hefty salary contract. PSG would not have to post a transfer fee to acquire Messi over the upcoming summer transfer window as he will be a free agent, but such a move would force the French side to offer an astronomical yearly contract deal to the Argentine.

As Valdano told Onda Cero (via Marca), he does not see that PSG will go on to do just that.

“I don’t see PSG very interested right now in changing Mbappé for Messi,” Valdano said.

Valdano also does not believe that rumored side Real Madrid will be even able to afford to sign Mbappe.

“Mbappé is further away from Real Madrid tonight than ever,” Valdano said. “He can ask you for €30 million, the same as Neymar charges, and that I think only PSG can give him.”

For now, Mbappe remains with PSG as he aims to help the side pull off another deep Champions League run.

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