Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are set to hold talks with Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe twice this week, Foot Mercato has claimed. The report added that the Frenchman remains undecided on his future, contradicting claims stating that Mbappe has already agreed to join Madrid.
Kylian Mbappe’s transfer saga has been the talk of the footballing fraternity over the last year. With the 23-year-old’s contract with Paris officially expiring at the end of June, the time has come to announce the result.
As per Marca (via Transfer News Live), Mbappe has “TOTAL” agreement with Real Madrid and is only waiting for the right moment to convey his decision. French publication Foot Mercato, however, strongly opposed such claims in its report, claiming that PSG are set to have fresh talks with their no. 7.
As per Foot Mercato, Mbappe is set to meet with his current employers twice this week. The first of the two meetings was scheduled to take place on Tuesday (May 17) evening. The next one is set to take place on Wednesday (May 18). The Parisians have not lost all hope and are still trying to convince Mbappe of the “viability” of their project.
Since joining the club from the French capital, Mbappe has been a force to be reckoned with, recording 168 goals and 87 assists across competitions. He has outshone both Neymar and Lionel Messi this season, emerging as Ligue 1’s leading scorer (25) as well as assist-provider (17).
Real Madrid have one “slight” advantage over PSG
According to Fabrizio Romano, Mbappe wants to take a few days to announce his final decision. The two clubs, Real Madrid and PSG, have no option other than to wait for the 2018 World Cup winner to make his call.
As per Foot Mercato, both teams are in contention for Mbappe’s services, but Real Madrid have one advantage over PSG. Los Blancos have supposedly “laid the foundations of an agreement” with the forward, something the Parisians are yet to do. Paris are still trying to reach an agreement with the France international, who remains tight-lipped about his future.
Talks in the coming days could conclude the transfer saga, but an official announcement (especially from the Madrid camp) might not arrive before June.