PSG may in rush to sell Kylian Mbappé for just reasonable price. Real Madrid are confident of signing him if no new contract.
Real Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappé is entering a key period, judging by Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo’s recent comments in which he confirmed that the Ligue 1 giants are stepping up their efforts to tie down a group of players, including Mbappé, to new deals.
These are therefore crucial moments for Madrid, who will find out for certain whether the strategy they have been following in their bid to sign Mbappé is to bear fruit.
The club have been playing a waiting game that depends on the 21-year-old resisting PSG’s attempts to extend his current contract, which runs out in June 2022. AS understands that Mbappé has rejected as many as three offers from the Parisians.
Now, it appears, PSG are going to throw everything at persuading the star to commit.
If he doesn’t, Madrid are confident they’ll be able to snap him up for a reasonable price next summer, when PSG would be under pressure to sell to avoid losing him for free 12 months later. Los Blancos estimate that fee would be about 180m euros.
Mbappé would only be willing to pen a new agreement with PSG if it included a clause allowing him to depart for certain clubs for a set amount.
That would be a problem for Madrid, as this fee would likely be higher than the price they’re aiming to pay.
Credit: AS English