Pique trolls Real Madrid over failed Mbappe transfer


Football Espana 31 August, 2021 - 04:26pm 4 views

Is Mbappe staying at PSG?

Real will now focus on signing Mbappe to a pre-contract agreement in January in order for him to move to the Bernabeu on a free transfer next season. The 22-year-old's PSG contract expires at the end of the current campaign and he has made it clear to the club he has no intention of extending the deal. Sky SportsKylian Mbappe to stay at Paris Saint-Germain despite Real Madrid being willing to pay £189m

Mbappe still appears keen to join Real Madrid in future after transfer deadline

Managing Madrid 31 August, 2021 - 08:14pm

New developments are still occurring even after the closure of the summer window

Mbappe reportedly refused a contract worth around €45 million per year, which is higher than what both his teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar earn annually. The contract reportedly was a two-year extension.

This comes after PSG reportedly refused a last-minute €200 million transfer offer for Mbappe from Real Madrid on the August 31 transfer deadline. PSG stuck to their word and did not accept any of the three reported offers from Los Blancos.

A screenshot from the Real Madrid subreddit shows an Instagram story that reads: “Respect for my brother for your professionalism. Reprogram your dreams for some time soon. Life is wonderful, you’re the best.” I don’t think he’s [Mbappe] renewing with them.” The story was reportedly retweeted by Mbappe before deletion several minutes later.

Mbappe’s current contract with PSG is set to expire in summer 2022. Should Real Madrid still be his destination of choice, Mbappe will be eligible to leave on a free transfer after his contract’s conclusion.

Real Madrid: How Los Blancos can sign both Mbappe and Haaland in 2022

The Real Champs 31 August, 2021 - 03:59pm

Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

We’re in the final hours of the summer transfer window and as it stands, Real Madrid have signed two players this summer: David Alaba on a free transfer and Eduardo Camavinga for around 30 million euros.

As you probably know, Real Madrid were in pursuit of the signature of Kylian Mbappe, a player that they have wanted for a long time. He wanted to leave PSG, and the club knew that, but they just didn’t respond to Real’s offers, which forced Real to withdraw from the negotiations.

It was an unfortunate outcome, because PSG said that they wanted to sell, but they did something contradicting.

This allows us to look at prospects for next season, however, and fair to say, Real’s chances of what could be the start of another great team are looking very good. They already signed Camavinga, who is a must-have for the future. Apart from that, they have a lot of money lying around, since none of it was used on the signing of Kylian Mbappe.

They can use that money to sign a few players that can truly take them to the next level.

According to reports from La Parisen, Kylian Mbappe has refused contract offers from PSG that would make him the highest-paid player in the world, simply because he wants to join Real Madrid. I think that is a statement in itself.

If Mbappe wants that move, he will get it next season if he goes four months without signing a contract extension. Real Madrid will be able to negotiate with Mbappe directly if the Frenchman doesn’t sign an extension. PSG and/or transfer fees won’t be an issue.

From there, we will be able to turn our heads towards what could possibly be a crucial summer transfer window in 2022. Erling Haaland’s release clause of 90M euros will be activated in the summer, and even though there will be a lot of competition for the Norwegian goalscorer, I think Real Madrid have enough pull to take him to Spain.

There’s a pre-agreement between Haaland and Real that the player will sign for Madrid in 2022, according to reports. I don’t know whether that’s true or not but playing for Real Madrid is a dream come true for almost every player in the world, and Erling Haaland is no different.

It’ll be a very difficult signing to make, but I believe Real has what it takes to pull it off. If Florentino Perez can manage an Mbappe, Haaland double-swoop next summer, may God help the rest of Europe.

Los Blancos will also have a few other free agents to look at, and if they can get a couple of them, plus a good centre-back, that’s when they’ll be able to go back to their Champions League winning ways. Time will tell if this plan comes to fruition or not, but I believe this can happen.

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Real Madrid bid €220m for Mbappe and await response from PSG | Goal.com

Goal.com 31 August, 2021 - 12:53pm

Paris Saint-Germain are yet to respond after Real Madrid offered €220 million (£189m/$260m) for Kylian Mbappe, sources have confirmed to Goal.

Madrid have been making a strong push to land the 22-year-old superstar, whose contract with PSG will expire at the end of the current season.

But talks between the clubs have stalled, making it likely that Mbappe spends the remainder of the campaign in the French capital.

Los Blancos have already had two bids rejected by PSG for Mbappe, the most recent of which was worth €170 million (£146m/$200m), plus €10m (£9m/$12m) in add-ons.

PSG have been doing everything in their power to keep Mbappe at Parc des Princes, but the forward has turned down no fewer than six contract renewal offers.

The Ligue 1 outfit could see Mbappe leave for free at the end of the season, but have so far indicated they won't be swayed by any big-money bids this transfer window.

Mbappe, who has made it clear he wants to join Madrid, can sign a pre-contract agreement with the Blancos as soon as January to join them on a free transfer next summer.

After joining from Monaco in 2017, Mbappe has established himself as a global superstar at PSG and with the France national team.

Mbappe has been top scorer in Ligue 1 in the past three seasons, helping PSG win titles in two of those campaigns.

The forward also played a starring role as France won the 2018 World Cup.

Despite the transfer speculation, Mbappe started for PSG against Reims in Ligue 1 on Sunday and scored both goals in a 2-0 win.

Lionel Messi made his PSG debut in that match and it appears for now that he, Mbappe and Neymar will, for one season at least, form one of the most fearsome attacking trios in recent memory.

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Real Madrid have officially made their second signing of the summer

Sports Illustrated 31 August, 2021 - 11:44am

Eduardo Camavinga (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid have been saying for months that they won’t sign anyone except David Alaba this season. However, as we know now that wasn’t quite true. They’ve been trying to sign Kylian Mbappe for the last couple of weeks. It doesn’t seem like it’ll happen, but there is a little time left before the window closes, so you never know.

I’m here to talk about the player that has arrived, though. Eduardo Camavinga has signed for Los Blancos. Fabrizio Romano did his trademark “Here We Go” tweet a few hours ago, and Real Madrid made it official shortly after.

Camavinga has undergone his medical at France U21’s training camp, and has already signed a contract with the club.

This is the first signing Real have made that has involved a transfer fee since they signed Reiner Jesus in 2019. The club has not spent a single euro since then, and its fans have only witnessed the departure of a few crucial players, so yes, it feels very good.

I don’t think many people understand how good this deal is for Real. Camavinga is an 18-year-old but his decision making is just so ahead of his age. His game needs some polishing but once he gets there he will definitely be one of the best midfielders in the world.

There’s a reason why so many of the top European clubs were after his signature. But, in the end, he chose Los Blancos, and his dream of joining the club instantly turned into reality.

Camavinga is a box to box midfielder but he can also play as a defensive midfielder. His partnership with Federico Valverde is one for the future, and it feels so good to have them at the club.

Camavinga will join the squad after the international break and is a huge part of Real Madrid’s present and future.

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Transfer deadline day: A look at the biggest deals from a wild 2021 summer window

DraftKings Nation 31 August, 2021 - 06:30am

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo changed teams, while PSG added several quality players for free.

PSG somewhat lucked into Messi this summer with La Liga putting the clamps down on Barcelona’s ridiculous wage bill and Messi’s new contract. The Argentina star had to move on from the only club he’s ever known and the French giants pounced. Landing arguably the best player in the world with no transfer fee? That’s the biggest win of the window. Grade: A+

Ronaldo appeared to be on his way to Manchester City, which would’ve crushed Man United fans who rooted for the Portuguese star when he was rising through the soccer ranks. Conversations with former players reportedly swayed Ronaldo’s decision and he ultimately went back to the club that made him famous. United has had a big window, but this was the icing on the cake. Grade: A+

Another Premier League reunion. Lukaku did not live up to his billing for most of his time in the English league, but he was racking up goals in Serie A with Inter Milan. Chelsea needed help up front with Timo Werner struggling and decided to break the bank for the Belgian striker. The price tag is high, but Lukaku will be worth the price if he keeps scoring like he has the past few seasons. Grade: B+

Sancho has been an Old Trafford target for a long time. The deal finally happened this summer with Dortmund releasing the young English forward for a hefty fee. Sancho will join a loaded attacking group at Manchester United and will benefit from Ronaldo’s presence. Grade: B+

Grealish is a good player, but Man City has to be disappointed with this outcome. The club was linked to Messi, Ronaldo and Harry Kane only to end up dropping six figures on a midfielder. It’s not exactly a big need for Pep Guardiola’s side, but Grealish’s talent is undeniable. Grade: B

Griezmann never really found his footing at Barcelona, registering 22 goals in 74 games. He returns to Atletico Madrid on a loan deal, the club where he became a legend. The fit at Atleti should be better, although manager Diego Simeone is not known for creative setups in the final third. Griezmann gives the La Liga holders some additional offensive punch as he looks to re-establish himself as a top striker in the game. Grade: B+

Man United has needed to shore up its backline and adding a quality defender next to Harry Maguire will help. Varane has experience winning at the highest level and recent Champions League success as well. This could be one of the best value deals of the window outside of the free transfers. Grade: A

Donnarumma has had an eventful summer. He became a wall during the penalty shootout of the Euro 2020 final against England, delivering a championship to Italy. He followed that up with a big move to PSG on a free transfer. The French club gets one of the best young goalkeepers in the world and Donnarumma has a chance to add titles to his resume. Grade: A

PSG, forever under the microscope of financial fair play rules, did well on the free transfer market this year. Ramos may have lost a step from his glory days, but the veteran Spanish defender has been in every big moment and knows what it takes to win. That’s something a club looking for continental glory needs. Grade: A

This is a huge fee for a relatively unproven player, but Hakimi gives PSG the ability to play multiple styles due to his versatility. The winger/defender provides flexibility for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, which has a clear goal of winning the Champions League this year. Hakimi will be an asset in that endeavor. Grade: B+

Ultimately, this move was intended to persuade Lionel Messi to stay at the Catalan club. It somewhat worked until La Liga intervened. Aguero on his own makes sense for Barcelona as an experienced goal scorer. Given Barca’s wage problems, a free transfer is always good. Grade: A-

Upamecano is one of the best young defenders in the world, so naturally Bayern Munich was going to swoop in. It’s been a rough summer for Leipzig with Bayern taking its manager and best central defender. For the price, this is another transfer which could be a bargain. Grade: A

This was one of the surprise moves of the windows given Wijnaldum’s importance to Liverpool. There was speculation the midfielder would end up at Real Madrid, but ultimately PSG got its man. Wijnaldum adds depth to a loaded midfield and provides stability defensively. Grade: A-

After a successful run with Bayern, Alaba was ready for something different. The Spanish club lost two key defenders but gets a veteran to step in. The wingback adds a dynamic element to Real Madrid’s somewhat bland style of play. Grade: A

Depay was a big get for Barcelona. He was supposed to be the missing piece alongside Messi and Antoine Griezmann to make everything fit into place. That dream died when Messi left for PSG, but the Dutch attacker is still a valuable asset for Barca. He gets paired up with former Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman, who knows how the unlock Depay’s abilities best. Grade: A

Odegaard was one of the bright spots for Arsenal last season when came to the club on a loan. The Gunners decided to go ahead and sign him to a permanent deal, inking a talented young player in the process. It hasn’t been a banner window by any means for Arsenal, but this was a good move for a club attempting to become relevant again. Grade: B

Abraham became the odd man out at Chelsea with Lukaku and Werner coming in. The forward has racked up goals on loan stints in the English Championship division, but has not been able to score at the same rate against better competition. Roma is taking a shot on his upside here, but the 23-year old has a lot to prove for this deal to pay off. Grade: B

This was a surprise deal, although West Ham was attempting to land Zouma for a long time. He adds much-needed talent and experience at the back for a side that finds itself at the top of the Premier League. After narrowly avoiding relegation in 2019-20. West Ham finished sixth last season. The club has big aspirations and Zouma can help it achieve them. Grade: A-

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