The fight for Kylian Mbappe has been won by Paris Saint-Germain. It was almost a year ago that they decided to reject an offer of 200 million euros from Real Madrid at the cost of him leaving this summer as a free agent. However, the player’s mother, Fayza Lamari, had opened up a new situation from the outset that no one expected.
A new game began, which has resulted in a new deal with his hometown club. Qatar, by the way, did not incur any costs because there is no compensation clause, in part because Mbappe had not signed anything with Los Blancos.
When it came to convincing Mbappe, in addition to a staggering offer, the striker was also influenced by two other factors: the sentimental aspect, as he feels very attached to the club and the city, as well as to his country, and he feels indebted to the fans at the Parc des Princes for not having won the Champions League.
Furthermore, the fact that his younger brother Ethan re-signed with PSG last year until 2024 has also weighed heavily on his mind. On the other hand, the 23-year-old has been convinced by the new sporting project that has been presented to him by PSG, which they will now have to implement.
Changes are coming at PSG
The fact is that Mbappe’s renewal means major changes are on the way at the Parc des Princes. He wants some things to change at the club and it seems that the board is in agreement.
From next week, the club will start to announce these changes, which could start with sporting director Leonardo. It remains to be decided if he will accept another role at the club or finally prefer to resign.
Then there is the matter of Mauricio Pochettino, who in the press room said he was open to fulfilling the remaining year of his contract. In other words, if PSG decide to dismiss him, they will have to compensate him.
The dream is Zinedine Zidane and, if it is possible, whatever must be done will be undertaken. Since last Tuesday, the former Real Madrid coach’s name has once again been strongly mentioned, to the point that it is suggested in France that he could be one of the keys to keeping Mbappe at the club.
Another name that is being bandied about is that of Thiago Motta, who has been closely linked to the club since his playing days and could be the coach of the future.
Players could leave
As for the squad, there are players who are out of contract, such as Angel Di Maria. Neymar’s future is still to be clarified. The club thought about putting him on the market, but looking for a way out is complex due to the high cost of his salary, which is around 37 million net.
However, inside the club, they know that dealing with Mbappe’s salary is going to force them to make the balance sheet much tighter in this sense and getting rid of the Brazilian’s wage could be a solution.
Not forgetting Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos. There has also been speculation about the two of them leaving, although in the case of the Argentine, he is considered a strategic signing who can give a lot to the club both on and off the pitch.
Keylor Navas could be another player to leave the club as neither he nor Gianluigi Donnarumma want to continue competing for the same position for another year. On the transfer front, there has been talk of Aurelien Tchouameni and the soon-to-be free agent Paul Pogba, and one of the two could arrive at the Parc des Princes this summer.