Kylian Mbappe camp unhappy with new Real Madrid offer, La Liga club unwilling to match PSG scale: Report

If accepted, Mbappe could become the costliest star in Real Madrid squad

Kylian Mbappe Kylian Mbappe of PSG | AP

The Kylian Mbappe transfer saga is reported to have come to a head after the French forward's camp was unimpressed by the fresh package set forth by Real Madrid. Mbappe, 25, has been linked to the Spanish giants for some time now but the latest offer put forth is not what Mbappe hoped for, a report said.

Mbappe has not made up his mind because "influential members" of Mbappe's "entourage have been left unconvinced"  after going through Real Madrid's latest offer, The Athletic said in a report on Tuesday.

The report stated quoting sources that the said contract, if accepted by Mbappe, would make him the costliest star in the current Los Blacos squad by far. However, it is less than what the club offered him in 2022. The previous negotiations resulted in Real making a $140 million bid to poach him from PSG. The Frenchman is currently earning $80.8 million net before bonuses at PSG, and The Athletic notes that Real Madrid cannot match the same.

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On the other hand, PSG is willing to retain him on the current pay, said. The Paris club is open to both long-term and short-term deals, it added. However, the double-minded star has not given his team his final answer yet. 

Revisiting the 2022 scenario

Mbappe joined  PSG ranks from Monaco —- initially on loan in 2017 — for 180 million euros (now $199 million). The France star is PSG's all-time leading scorer with 233 goals and has already netted some 46 goals for Les Bleus. 

But it has been frustrating at times for Mbappe at PSG, which failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League in the last two seasons and has scraped through to the last 16 in second place this season.

Earlier, PSG rejected an offer of 180 million euros for Mbappe in 2021 and Real missed out a year later when Mbappe — amid frenzied speculation that the Los Blancos would finally get him to join — signed a new deal with PSG in May 2022. 

Mbape held aloft the PSG jersey that day with 2025 on the back. But he was reportedly annoyed because the actual deal only took him to 2024 and, while good PR for the club, it was also seen as somewhat presumptuous to expect he would sign the extension given his world renown.

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