Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in doubt after dizzying request for PSG ace | Soccer | sport

Kylian Mbappe’s potential move to Real Madrid is in jeopardy, after the Paris Saint-Germain hitman reportedly asked for £83m more than he agreed with Carlo Ancelotti’s side. The France World Cup winner was expected to join the 13-time Champions League winners when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.

Mbappe has been in magnificent form again this season, with 33 goals and 22 assists in 41 appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Although he shares a front line with Lionel Messi and Neymar, he is, by far, the French giants’ top scorer this season.

While he hasn’t been able to salvage his side from another disappointing Champions League campaign, he is spearheading another inevitable Ligue 1 title triumph. title, as they are 15 points ahead of their closest challenger, Marseille, with five games to play.

Real Madrid have been chasing the 23-year-old since last year’s summer transfer window, when they reportedly submitted a £171.7million bid for the striker on deadline day. However, any potential move this summer has taken a heavy hit after Mbappe’s monstrous request.

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However, this new request has wiped out any possibility of a transfer, while increasing the likelihood that Mbappe will stay with the French giants. This bombshell also follows Mbappe’s recent interview after PSG’s 5-1 win over Lorient in Ligue 1, where he said a new contract at PSG was ‘possible’.

“If I had made up my mind, I would have said so,” Mbappe told Amazon Prime in early April. “I don’t have to answer to anyone. If I had made the decision, I would have taken my responsibilities.

“The good and the bad things, I’ve always taken them by the way. I don’t have to hide – I didn’t kill anyone. I just want to make the best decision possible.

“I still think about it. Because there are new elements, new parameters. I want to make the right choice. I know for people it takes a bit of time. He then added: “Is staying at PSG possible? Yes of course.”

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