When Real Madrid and Florentino Perez came calling, it was almost impossible for many players to say no. Less than a week ago, it was almost certain that Kylian Mbappe – a childhood fan who had posters of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Madrid days on his walls as a child – would become the latest superstar. The Bernabéu brought in the Galacticos.
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Real Madrid certainly think so. Despite not having any signings, they have been confident that Mbappe will be their player next season and a deal will be finalized after the striker’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires this summer. Kylian Mbappe texted Florentino Perez to let him know he would stay at PSG
But doubts have grown in the Spanish capital in recent days, and their worst fears came true on Saturday night when Mbappe announced he had signed a new three-year contract in Paris. According to El Chiringuito, the 23-year-old sent Perez a text message that shocked the Real Madrid president and the Bernabeu hierarchy. “I inform you that I have decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain,” the source said. “I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to play for Real Madrid, the club I have loved since I was a child.
“I hope you understand my decision and good luck with the Champions League final.” Perez has focused his entire transfer strategy on signing the French striker in recent years
Mbappe’s decision comes as a blow to Perez, who has focused his entire transfer strategy on Mbappe in recent years. Real Madrid, for example, have not been that keen on signing Erling Haaland as they are determined to seal a deal for the France international. Real Madrid also lost the chance to sign Mbappe when they left Monaco in 2017, while a £154m bid for him was rejected last summer.
The Champions League final against Liverpool will be the club’s immediate priority, but Perez will now certainly be working his ass off behind the scenes to sign another superstar this summer. As for Mbappe, he will be the highest paid player in the world and perhaps the most influential. The athlete claims he will earn around £34million a year, or around £653,000 a week.
In PSG’s final game of the season, Mbappe marked his new contract with a hat-trick against Metz. Marca, meanwhile, claim the striker will have an influence over important decisions at Paris, such as the appointment of the next sporting director and manager.
Mbappe, who capped his new contract with a hat-trick against Metz in the final Ligue 1 game of the season, said: “I’m very happy to continue my adventure at PSG. “I hope to continue doing what I love to do with you guys and win championships together. Thank you so much. ‘