Mbappe underestimates the PSG first team
After the tour in Japan and Korea, the PSG first team stars returned to practice at the headquarters in Paris on the afternoon of August 7. However, Mbappe was not allowed to practice with him, but had to continue to practice separately with players who were no longer in the club's plans on the morning of the same day.
According to Sky Sports, Mbappe has told fellow players that he and them can beat the first team in any competitive environment. Mbappe currently trains with 14 players, including Georginio Wijnaldum, Abdou Diallo, Colin Dagba and two World Cup champions Leandro Paredes and Julian Draxler.
According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, PSG maintains the stance of excluding the French star from the current project because they believe that Mbappe has implicitly agreed on personal terms to join Real in the form of a transfer from the summer of 2024. They feel Betrayed because Mbappe once promised to never leave the club for free, so pressured to force the 24-year-old striker to leave Paris this summer.
PSG tried to save the situation when proposing a new contract with a clause allowing Mbappe to leave in the summer of 2024. However, the 2018 World Cup winner refused. He also ignored the offer of a one-year contract and a record salary of $775 million from Saudi Pro League club Al Hilal.
The PSG leadership feels Mbappe's steadfast stance is confusing, as it not only disrupts and seriously affects the club's project, but also benefits its direct competitors, namely Real. .
Therefore, PSG is considering whether Real's behavior is worthy of suing FIFA. According to current FIFA regulations, a club is only allowed to access a player with the permission of the host team. Real can only freely negotiate with Mbappe when his contract with PSG is still valid for six months, ie from January 2024.
Marca said PSG's latest moves mean that Mbappe will almost certainly not be registered to play in the Ligue 1 opening match of the 2023-2024 season against Lorient on August 12. The Paris capital club is ready to replace Mbappe when reaching an agreement to recruit Portuguese striker Goncalo Ramos and winger Ousmane Dembele from Barca.
PSG had to spend $ 200 million to buy Mbappe from Monaco in 2018. But at this time, the Paris capital club is not easy to sell at that level for a player with only one year of contract left. The most likely partner right now is Real with a limited budget, having spent $ 110 million to buy Jude Bellingham from Dortmund and $ 22 million to buy Arda Guler from Fenerbahce.