Kylian Mbappé is back training with the first team, but that doesn’t mean the entire transfer saga is over. The 24-year-old has yet to sign a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain.
As a result, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner will become a free agent next summer. While Mbappé has had issues with PSG, the Frenchman reportedly isn’t too happy with Real Madrid.
Sports Zone reports that the forward put pressure on Real Madrid by approaching the French giants. So it might be a ploy from Mbappé, which led to him returning to the first team.
The news of Mbappé’s approach to PSG has spotlighted his astute negotiation tactics. While Real Madrid might have initially held the upper hand in the contractual discussions, the tables have now turned.
🚨🇫🇷| Kylian Mbappé also put pressure on Real Madrid, by approaching PSG. He was dissatisfied with Real Madrid’s contract offer but he had no way of putting pressure on them. Mbappé is now in a strong position in all negotiations by moving closer to PSG, reports @SportsZone__. pic.twitter.com/6LuXsSEY2b
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) August 16, 2023
Mbappé’s dissatisfaction with the contract offer from Real Madrid and his proactive approach in engaging with PSG have shifted the dynamics in his favor.
By engaging with PSG, Mbappé has effectively added a new layer of complexity to the situation. Now faced with a player who has strategically expanded his options, Real Madrid faces a challenge.
A recent report notes that if the France national team captain extends with PSG, then Real Madrid will drop interest. All parties flex their leverage, but this saga appears to be lingering into the 2023-24 season.