French striker Kylian Mbappe is considered as the world’s best in his range and continuing his stunning form with League 1 giants Paris-Saint-Germain. After scoring a double against Montpellier on Saturday, he revealed his interest in staying in Paris.
The 22-year-old centre-forward moved to the French capital in 2018 on a record fee of €120 million and made a huge impact in the attacking line of PSG. Along with the Brazilian magic Neymar, Mbappe is taking a crucial role in the form of the Parisians.
According to Trasfermarkt, Mbappe has got a contract till 2022 with PSG and as per the current situation, PSG is setting up a long-term plan for him. The Saturday response of the player was confirming this.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have been tracking the star as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo as the aging Benzema is also an issue for Los Blancos. But, it seems to be going out of Madrid’s hand and they will move to alternate plans.
Mbappe stated, “We are talking with the club. I am thinking about it, because if I sign, it will be in order to invest myself for the long term into PSG. I am very happy here. The supporters and the club have always helped me. I’m going to think about what I want to do in the next few years, where I want to be.
I am reflecting on it, not trying to buy time or anything like that. I don’t want to sign a contract and then one year later say I want to leave because I did not want to sign the contract. If I sign, I will stay, so I have to think about it.” (Express)
Madrid’s Plan B with Mbappe would hurt PL sides
Erling Haaland is another wonderkid of Europe who is considered as a potential contender for Mbappe for Ballon d’Or. The Norwegian is another version of Mbappe in Germany. 21 goals from 19 games to his credit this season which is exceptional.
Haaland is a long-term target for most of the PL teams including Chelsea and Manchester United. But, the failure in ‘project Mbappe’ will take Real Madrid to Haaland. And Florentino Perez is an admirer of Dortmund striker. Madrid is not in a position to afford a huge release clause to win Mbappe if he signs a contract extension in Paris. The renovation of Santiago Bernabeu and the pandemic has affected the finance of Spanish giants and the Haaland deal is manageable for them.
Chelsea were planning a summer deal for Haaland and now it’s not easy for the Blues. Old Trafford side also formalized secret plans in the forward line after they missed out on Jadon Sancho last year. Another striker at Stamford Bridge is odd for Chelsea this year. Hence, United is considered as a possible destination for the Norwegian because of another Norwegian, Ole Gunner Solkjaer.
The transfer market is busy with speculations and Haaland and Mbappe are the trending options of the window. The Champions League thirst of PSG is turning mad and that will force them to invest big figures to keep Neymar and Mbappe under their watch.
PSG is taking on Barcelona next month in UCL knockouts and the 2017 flashback is still not healed. Mbappe centered front line is expecting the silverware under Mauricio Pochettino and it has been the only preference for them.