Kylian Mbappe: PSG vs Real Madrid
Rumours have been flying about this summer suggesting that Kylian Mbappe could leave PSG to join Real Madrid.
Mbappe is under contract at the Parc des Princes until 2023.
However, the 20-year-old recently suggested that he could leave Paris for a fresh challenge.
Speaking after winning the French Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, Mbappe said:
It’s a very important moment for me, I come to a turning point in my career.
I have discovered a lot here, and I feel it is maybe the moment to have more responsibility.
I hope that can perhaps be at Paris St Germain, that would be a great pleasure. Or maybe elsewhere with a new project.
Following those quotes, L’Equipe reported that Real Madrid would need to spend at least 250 million euros to land Mbappe.
Kylian Mbappe hints at a move away from PSG… 👀 pic.twitter.com/VUab7YAeoh
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 20, 2019
Kylian Mbappe laughs off his apparent PSG demands
This week, journalist Duncan Castles claimed that Mbappe has presented a list of demands to PSG.
The suggestion was made that if PSG don’t acquiesce to Mbappe’s demands, the French forward would leave the Parc de Princes.
Speaking on ‘The Transfer Window’ podcast, Castles said the following:
Mbappe feels that he’s surpassed Neymar in importance to PSG on the field.
He wants to be guaranteed to play as number nine, as a central striker, ahead of [Edinson] Cavani and Neymar, who doesn’t play there very often. He wants that position to himself.
He wants to take the penalties; he was close to winning the golden boot last season with that very high return. He feels that had he been allowed to take penalties; he could have won that trophy.
He also wants the formation of PSG to change. He wants to be played as number nine in a 4-4-2 shape, which, not coincidentally, was the shape where he burst into prominence with AS Monaco.
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) June 10, 2019
Mbappe has laughed off those claims on social media.
Kylian Mbappe’s representatives have sent a list of demands to PSG’s hierarchy. They include:
– He must be guaranteed to play up front rather than out wide
– He must take all penalties when he’s playing
– He must own a far greater % of his image rights if he remains at the club
— Transfer News (@TransferChecker) June 11, 2019
Sorry you forgot something, Kylian Mbappé want to play goalkeeper 😁
FAKE NEWS ❌❌❌❌❌
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) June 12, 2019