This is according to a report in UK newspaper, The Sunday Times, Madrid chiefs have warned the French star that the much-publicized offer to join the Spanish giants has an expiry date.
The report claims that the club has told Mbappé that there is no way back if he changes his mind and decides not to sign with them this summer, and his childhood dream of pulling on the famous white shirt will be dashed, the club instead turning their attention to another global star.
Los Blancos To Mbappe It Is Now Or Never
This, of course, is being used as an ultimatum to dissuade Mbappé from the new pressures (that go beyond the sporting sphere), that are coming to him to renew with Paris Saint-Germain, who are trying to convince him with a short contract (two years), with an astronomical financial package. It would be a statement of intent, one that shows the importance he plays at the club.
Madrid’s counteroffensive is with the understanding that there is more behind the Parisian club’s latest moves than just Ligue 1 and Champions League success. Behind the club is the Qatari ownership and the player is a strategic asset for the promotion of the World Cup to be held in Qatar at the end of the year. Selling the World Cup event by having three of the biggest stars on the planet under the Qatari umbrella – Mbappé, Messi, and Neymar is a huge incentive.
Mbappé Is Still Expected To Become A Real Madrid
But across in Spain, there is no interest in prolonging a soap opera that has gone on long enough already. Years have passed and decisions from both sides have been made, thus far keeping them apart, despite clear desires to unite. And now, with Mbappé’s development getting close to reaching its full potential, the time is right, also given the nature of his contract which means no transfer fee is required.
Los Blancos do not want anything to get in the way of the long-awaited signing of Mbappé, especially now that it is closer and more feasible than ever. And the player’s advisors will be aware that in the past Florentino Pérez has shown that he is not one for bluffing, as seen last spring when Sergio Ramos was playing around with contract negotiations then found out that the proposal had expired.
The Champions League round of 16 ties, brought about by a frustrating re-draw, upset the plans and delayed the pre-contract roadmap to avoid any distraction for the player. But the ultimate goal remains unchanged, and Mbappé is still expected to become a Real Madrid player this summer.