Before Kylian Mbappe agreed to a three-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain FC in May 2022, the overwhelming belief in the football world was that the French superstar would sign for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Although at the time it seemed Mbappé’s decision to stay in France slammed the door on his childhood dream of playing The Whitesthe club seems to have left the back door open for him.
According to a report from Athletic, Mbappé, his camp and Real Madrid have maintained “discreet channels of communication” with each other, suggesting that Mbappé plans to leave PSG for Real Madrid at the end of his contract, or force- yes in Madrid while he has a contract with PSG.
In simple terms, both sides return to the starting position. The key difference now is that PSG have fallen out of favor with Mbappé after the club failed to pair him with a world-class striker. Mbappé is currently PSG’s centre-forward, but his preference has always been to play on the wing as he does with the French men’s national team.
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That’s not to say PSG haven’t done anything to build a competitive team around Mbappé (in August 2021, the club signed seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi on a free transfer), but the club’s signings have not led to success in the Champions League, a tournament Real Madrid have won 14 times, including last year’s competition.
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