The Athletic reports that Kylian Mbappé’s (25) suspected move to Real Madrid has hit a stumbling block after influential members of the French captain’s entourage were left unconvinced by the club’s offer.
These doubts are thought to be behind the delay in Mbappé’s final decision on his future club, with it being said that the contract offer provided by Real Madrid is notably lower than their previous offer in 2021, when Madrid offered a €130 million signing bonus and an annual wage of €26 million. Whilst, Paris Saint-Germain were said to have offered a variety of different options, consisting of long-term and short-term contracts for the forward in an attempt to convince him to stay.
Despite the delay in the decision, PSG are said to be pessimistic about their chances of keeping Mbappé beyond this season and have resigned themselves to a future without the player. Les Parisiens would obviously be ecstatic if he chose to stay with his hometown club, but they have been planning for the worst-case scenario since last summer.
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GFFN | Nick Hartland