Mbappe stays at PSG after rejecting Real Madrid

Paris (AP) — Kylian Mbappe will stay in Paris Saint-Germain after declining the chance to join Real Madrid again.

The French forward has agreed to extend the contract for three years, close to signing, a person with knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss contract negotiations publicly.

The 23-year-old Mbappe’s contract expired in June and he would have been available with a free transfer.

Instead of joining the 13-time European champion Madrid, who has been chasing him for a long time, Mbappe continues to strive to bring PSG the title of the first Champions League.

Madrid was able to defeat PSG in the Champions League this season, but did not win again in the transfer market.

The failure of the Spanish giant to sign Mbappe is a serious blow to President Florentino Perez, who has been trying to transfer across the line for a year.

PSG declined Madrid’s official bid of 180 million euros ($ 190 million) — the same amount that Monaco signed Mubape in 2017 — an additional € 200 million ($ 211 million) report, despite the fact that the contract has only one year left , Wasn’t enough to sell the star. Mbappe said he wanted to leave at the end of last season, but only under the right conditions for PSG.

The wealth of ownership of the Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund in clubs linked to Emile allows PSG to resist bids that may prove incapable of resisting other clubs without state funding.

Non-transfers reflect changes in power dynamics in European football. Perez was one of the architects to leave the European Super League from the UEFA Champions League, which collapsed within 48 hours in April 2021.

PSG has opted out of participation in the 12 Super League founders, allowing its president, Nasser Alkeraifi, to take on one of the most powerful roles in the game as president of the European Club Association.

Perez is still in conflict with the UEFA and pursuing his Super League dreams.

Signing Mbappe would have provided a statement to sign Perez from a team that has emerged only as a rival in the last decade through Qatar funding.

But the energy spent pursuing the transfer and the optimism from Madrid Chasing a record 14th Europa League championship Nothing happened when I played Liverpool in the Champions League final in Paris next Saturday.

Mbappe Received the League Best Player Award three times Last Sunday he said his mind was basically fixed, but he didn’t say which way.

Tensions between clubs were clear when PSG was knocked out of the Champions League in the 16th round by Madrid in March — Despite leading 2-0 overall with two Mubape goals — And Alkeraifi is under investigation by the UEFA, who allegedly confronted the people involved in the match after the defeat.

Madrid has been thwarted again after leaving Monaco in 2017, and even before, trying to sign Mbappe.

He visited a facility in Madrid at the age of 14 and was greeted by the great French Zinedine Zidane, but instead he Choosing to start his wonderful career in Monaco..

Mbappe’s first pro goal was 17 years and 62 days, surpassing the record of the Monaco club held by Thierry Henry.

Henry is France’s record scorer with 51 goals. Mbappe is already 26 years old and has the potential to overtake him as a PSG player.

He is the second highest scorer with PSG’s 168 goals and could exceed Edinson Cavani’s record of 200 next season.

He was trying to add to the league’s 25 tally late Saturday in an end-of-season home game with Mets struggling at the Parc des Princes with his teammate Lionel Messi. Won the Ballon d’Or seven times — And Neymar.

A trio that attacks with glitter that wasn’t clicked as expected this season will play with them next season.

However, Mbappe has missed the chance to play with his French teammate Karim Benzema in Madrid, a devastating partnership and the envy of Europe.

For the past year, they have Prolific together for Le Bruce And both France Won the Nations League final.


Harris reported from Manchester, England.


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