Why Kylian Mbappe at PSG . stays

11:21 PM, May 21, 2022, changed to 11:33 PM, May 21, 2022

The tension ended before the final game of the season and the ceremony at the Parc des Princes to celebrate PSG’s tenth French league title. The ideal timing for the capital club, who have long believed, like many, that Kylian Mbappe would continue his career at Real Madrid. The 23-year-old French striker will remain in France. In Paris. His city. At the Parc des Princes. His house. Where he was whistled at the start of the season, where he was praised on Saturday and where he will now be an icon. Acted six hours earlier after a final day of tension, the formalization took place on the lawn just before the encounter against Metz, whom he stamped with a hat-trick.

It is the umpteenth earthquake on the football planet caused by the Qatari owners. Aside from the numbers mentioned (up to eight zeros for the signing bonus), the case is colossal. Politics like never before. Qatar hosts the World Cup at the end of the year and, after spending billions on football, has done everything it can to avoid the insult by releasing its number 1 asset. dissident Super League project, in position to launch a fourteenth Champions League after knocking out PSG, as well as Chelsea and Manchester City, under unlikely scenarios.

PSG took revenge where they are strongest: behind the scenes

For Florentino Perez, it’s stupid to be blown away by Mbappe after Erling Haaland chose Manchester City. The Real boss has been far in concessions, especially in image rights, his trademark since the era of the Galacticos. It was also a matter of confirming that the White House remained where the big players want to be, despite the new owner-state deal and the failure of the UEFA putsch. To write the rest of the story in a brand new Santiago-Bernabéu.​

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Humiliated on the pitch in March despite 150 minutes of dominance, PSG took revenge where they are strongest: behind the scenes. Not sure if this improves his love rating in Europe; La Liga has also filed a complaint with UEFA. Like in 2017 to steal Neymar from Barcelona, ​​then in 2019 to delay his return to Catalonia, as last summer with Mbappe, who had asked for his exit voucher for Real, the capital club always achieves its goal. The privilege of belonging to a state that can make the impossible possible with just one click. For more than two years, the expansion of the Bondynois has been a top priority. In the pile was Neymar’s below, and yet it was the Brazilian who was the first to renew his lease…

To be convinced, Mbappé had guarantees on both the sports project and the way the club was going to reorganize. Everything will be built around it. “It will be the cornerstone of the project […]on and off the field », the PSG announced. The future of Mauricio Pochettino, who still has a one-year contract, seems to be sealed for a long time. Who will he be replaced by? The name Zinedine Zidane continues to circulate despite the denials. What about the sporting director, Leonardo? The trend is starting. These questions should find answers soon. According to the latest news, the president, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, is expected to speak in several European media, perhaps as early as Monday.

For months the trend of one day is opposite that of the next

In Paris, the Mbappé file is partitioned so that the minimum number of interlocutors has information. In the player’s entourage, those who knew were counted on the fingers of one hand: the stakeholder, his mother, his father, his lawyer; for the rest… For months the trend of one day is opposite to that of the next. The most phenomenal thing about the final hours of this soap opera is that the two clubs in the running seemed as nervous as their tens of millions of supporters. But for forty-eight hours, Madrid wavered as Paris prepared to announce some great news…

This happy ending was in the air on Friday evening, but the discussions between the two parties stalled late into the night. Bottlenecks on final contract details remained as talks resumed yesterday morning and were lifted early in the afternoon. Kylian Mbappe then called Florentino Pérez to inform him of his decision, as revealed by Marca, who posted the information online a few minutes later. PSG started afar after this painful season, stopped before time in the Champions League.

At the beginning of May, we discovered positive signals on the Paris side in the discussions about an extension, while the chance of success was always weighed the same: one in two. Without more than that of the success of the operation. At the end of April, the player’s mother, Fayza Lamari, went to Qatar, even though behind the scenes we were sure that the case was not particularly advanced on this occasion. that of Parisian (“Well set to last”) forced the latter to refuse an agreement in principle and tip the odds in the camp of a departure. Not because the rows had shifted, but because it was the logical continuation of her yearning for elsewhere last summer.

By refusing Real, Mbappé may have killed his childhood dream

Real has been leaking peace of mind on this issue for months. The French striker is said to have given his agreement to the club he had fantasized about since childhood. This was not the case. Two weeks ago, confidence was at its highest. A few days after the idea of ​​an expansion in Paris surfaced, Mbappé had the mischievous idea of ​​​​treating to Madrid and not hiding it. As if he had also played a role in feeding a soap whose impact it will have on his image outside France is difficult to determine.

Courting and clear about Kylian’s fate, the Mbappés have always pretended to be masters of the bells. That was already the case when he signed his first professional contract, in Monaco. Then, five years ago, when he left his training club, who wanted to sell him to Real Madrid when he was considering a stopover in Paris; he had finally landed in the closing hours of the transfer window. By refusing Real, Mbappé may have killed his childhood dream. The train passed in 2017, 2021 and 2022… By committing to 2025, the Frenchman is also sending out the signal that his future will be back on the table very soon. Next summer or the one after. I’m not sure if the doors to the White House are still open. Another good news for Paris.