It’s that time of the year when Kylian Mbappe is all over the news, thanks to his reluctance to announce his decision about where he will be playing next season. The Frenchman has been playing hardball for two seasons now, creating a tug-of-war between PSG and Real Madrid to see who will make the most sacrifice for his signature.
Amidst reports of an imminent move to Santiago Bernabeu, PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi has come out to clear the air about Kylian Mbappe’s future, admitting that he has a ‘gentleman agreement’ with the former Monaco man while also talking about his importance to the French club.
Nasser Al Khelaifi talks on Kylian Mbappe transfer
Kylian Mbappe is dominating the headlines as another summer transfer window is less than eight months away. Questions about where he’s going to be playing next season have been the subject of debate for quite some time, with many accusing him of holding too much power for a player his age.
Reports broke out a few days ago confirming Kylian Mbappe’s imminent move to Real Madrid, and although the player’s camp has since debunked the rumors, Mbappe himself is yet to announce his decision, leaving many to believe that he truly wants the Real Madrid move.
Nasser Al Khelaifi answered questions on Mbappe’s future recently and talked about his importance. “I trust Kylian Mbappe, and I want to protect him,” the PSG president said.
“He’s a good guy, and he won’t do anything negative against the club.”
“I see Kylian very happy now. I’ve never seen Mbappe being that happy. I’m confident about Mbappe’s situation as he’s French and he’s in Paris, captain of the national team, PSG vice-captain, playing for a top club,” he concluded.
In which position will Kylian Mbappe feature at Real Madrid?
It has always been argued that Mbappe will be most effective at Real Madrid since he’s not a traditional striker. Many pundits have even predicted Vinicius Jr.’s end at the club since Mbappe loves to drift to the left wing, where Vinicius has shone brightly for Real Madrid since joining the club.
However, Real Madrid have been playing without a recognized center forward since Karim Benzema left the club in the last summer transfer window. If Kylian Mbappe joins Real Madrid this coming summer, he’ll most likely be drafted to lead the attack, with Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo playing on the flanks.
Since all three forwards are versatile, they can always change roles during games to be more effective in a given situation.
Wherever Mbappe plays at Real Madrid, he’ll be a real threat to the opposition and will definitely take the club to new heights under Carlo Ancelotti, who recently penned a new deal at the club.
Will Kylian Mbappe be joining Real Madrid in the summer?