Kylian Mbappe is likely to miss the opening game of the league.
The appearance of Mbappe was truly sensational. When he was only 17 years old, he made his adult stage debut in the 2015-16 season and stunned the world in the 2016-17 season. He played in 46 matches, including the Cup, and scored 28 goals and 14 assists, showing incredible performance for an 18-year-old. In particular, the scene of sinking Manchester City led by Pep Guardiola in the round of 16 of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) still remains in the minds of many soccer fans. This season, Monaco achieved the legend of the UCL semifinals thanks to the performances of Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, and Fabinho.
That’s how Mbappe became a ‘superstar’ at once. He is regarded as the next-generation ace after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. In the meantime, many players were considered to succeed Ronaldo and Messi, but Mbappe showed a performance that far surpassed them.
After that, he headed to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Mbappe, who played for PSG as a loaner in the 2017-18 season, scored 21 goals and 16 assists in 44 games, including cup competitions, and earned a huge amount of 180 million euros (approximately 258.3 billion won) in the 2018-19 season, completely The transfer was successful.
That’s how Mbappe settled at PSG. What followed was remarkable. Mbappe remains a symbol of PSG and a living legend. His presence shined even in the ultra-luxurious army of superstars such as Messi, Neymar, and Sergio Ramos. In the 2022-23 season, he scored 29 goals in the league and became the top scorer, and scored 212 goals and 98 assists in 260 games, ranking first in PSG’s all-time record.
Mbappe emerged as the best player. It was only natural that he would receive interest from many clubs. Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool all showed interest.
The strongest team was Real Madrid. They have promoted the recruitment of Mbappe since 2021, and a number of officials, including President Florentino Perez, have openly courted Mbappe. The players also recommended a transfer to Mbappe.메이저사이트
Thus, the possibility of transfer gradually increased. Mbappe also responded positively to the transfer, and people thought he would move to Real. However, he suddenly chose to stay at PSG. In May of last year, Mbappe signed a new contract with PSG, including two years of his basic contract plus a one-year extension option.
After that, rumors of a transfer to Real Madrid subsided. But this summer, once again, his future is in the spotlight. This is because he recently stated that he would not extend his contract with the club. Mbappe and PSG’s contract period remains for one year. There is an extension option, but if this is not triggered, PSG will have to send Mbappe ‘for free’ next summer.
PSG were furious. Chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi publicly expressed his disappointment. “I was shocked to learn that Mbappe had decided to leave for free. I was very disappointed because I thought Mbappe was a fantastic player and a gentleman,” he said. “Leaving is not an act like Mbappe. I was shocked and really disappointed when I heard that Mbappe had decided to leave the team without a transfer fee.”
After hearing the president’s words, Mbappe took a more aggressive stance. Mbappe, who was selected as the best French player for the 2022-23 season awarded by French media’Requipe’ and French football, made remarks to stimulate PSG in an interview. “I don’t think playing for PSG helps much, I think. These are a divisive team,” he said in a somewhat controversial statement.
Comments that snipe the club. Of course, other players in the club couldn’t have felt good about it. Some PSG players who heard this remark were dissatisfied. Ben Jacobs of ‘CBS Sports’ in the US said through his SNS, “Some PSG players were angry after seeing Mbappe’s interview and expressed their dissatisfaction with President Al Khelaifi. It was called “a team with .”
Relations between the two clubs continued to deteriorate. PSG did not take Mbappe to the Asian tour and officially put it on the sale list. In this situation, several actions were taken to resolve the situation, such as accepting Saudi Arabia’s offer and proposing a renewal of the contract at an astronomical amount.
But Mbappe was stubborn. He did not bend his stance, blocking all access, including the renewal of PSG’s contract. He was only looking at Real Madrid. Reporter Carlos Carpio of Spanish media ‘Marca’ said: “Real have informed PSG of the transfer fee they can pay for the signing of Mbappe. Now it all depends on PSG. It is time for gold to speak. He is very close to joining Real Madrid.”
Real also started to take action. You can sign for ‘free’ through FA next summer, but we are preparing an official offer this summer. Spanish media ‘Football España’ has revealed that Real will send the first offer in the next 10 days.
In this situation, Mbappe was excluded from PSG’s plan at all. There are six days left until the start of the French Ligue 1. While the first team players started full-scale training, Mbappe was excluded from the first team training list. On the 7th (Korean time), reporter Andres Onrubia Ramos of Spanish media ‘Diario As’ said on his SNS, “PSG starts training at 5 pm tomorrow. I train with the excluded players. That’s why it is likely to miss the league opening game against Lorient.”