Real Madrid has its eyes on Kylian Mbappé as the January transfer window approaches. However, the Spanish giants are standing firm and have reportedly set a deadline for when they want the Frenchman to sign their contract.
Despite the La Liga side putting in their demands, it doesn’t seem like Mbappé’s camp will bow to the pressure Real Madrid has placed. The club probably wants to avoid dragging this saga past January and not knowing what the winger wants to do.
Pundit: Kylian Mbappé isn’t showing professionalism
Nonetheless, an ESPN Brazil journalist believes Los Blancos should ride with Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo, and the incoming Endrick. The expert noted critical flaws in the 24-year-old that should be red flags for Real Madrid.
“After campaigning to get rid of Neymar, we expected Mbappé to become the club leader, which pays him an astronomical salary,” ESPN Brazil’s Paulo Cobos said (h/t Le10Sport). “But by playing the role of prima donna and complaining about having to mark his opponents, the French star is not only showing a lack of professionalism.
“With the age and stamina to help defend, Mbappé should lead by example. If I were president of Real Madrid, I would honor Endrick, Rodrygo, and Vinicius Jr., and I would not waste a fortune on a player as indolent as the Frenchman.”
Even though Real Madrid has this Brazilian trio as core pieces, Real Madrid is obsessed with landing the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner. Will 2024 finally be the year they land Mbappé, or will the Spanish side again feel rejection?