Mbappe’s transfer dilemma seems to have reached a dead end. It’s no secret that Kylian Mbappe wants to play for Real Madrid. The famous picture of a young Mbappe sitting in his bedroom surrounded by photos of Cristiano Ronaldo and the Real Madrid badge hints that Mbappe has always had his career planned out. Mbappe dreamt of Starting in France, developing his brand on the world stage before moving to Madrid, winning the Champions League and probably the Ballon D’or.
Madrid had offered PSG €180 million ($212 million) €170m plus €10m in variables last Thursday for Mbappe’s transfer, improving on an initial €160m ($188m) bid earlier in the week.
REAL MADRID CAMAVINGA COUP
As it appears, Real Madrid has withdrawn from negotiations sighting a defiant PSG contingent. Real Madrid is also bearing in mind that their target will be out of contract under a year hence available for free. Real Madrid has however handed PSG a transfer blow by beating them to Camavinga’s signature. The amount Real Madrid has offered for the French prodigy Eduardo Camavinga is €30 million ($35 million).
The 18-year-old Eduardo Camavinga has helped Rennes excel in League one but stalled on signing a new contract. The situation has forced Rennes to sell and PSG had been the favorites to land the France midfielder.
The 2021 summer transfer window dates are very similar to 2019. The last regular window before the coronavirus pandemic hit football throughout 2020.
Clubs are still able to sign players as free agents after the deadline, and as long as they are not officially attached to any club on Aug. 31. Mbappe’s transfer dilemma could be likened to that of Tottenham’s Harry Kane who had been widely linked to Manchester City but ended up staying. Just like Mbappe, Harry Kane was involved in his team’s last outing hence giving hope to fans of both teams. It is however wise to note that anything can happen before the official transfer closing hour especially if big sums of money are involved.
PREMIER LEAGUE TRANSFER DEADLINE
Different Leagues also have different deadline dates but the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, and Serie A share a similar deadline. The transfer market re-opened on Wednesday, June 9, though most international deals didn’t go through until July 1.
In 2019, the window closed at 5:00 p.m. BST on the Thursday before the first day of the season. But the trial of closing the window before the season kicks off is over, and the window will run right through to Aug. 31 at 11 p.m. BST.
MAJOR DONE DEALS
Some notable done deals involve the likes of Daniel James from Man United to Leeds, Tammy Abraham from Chelsea to AS Roma. Juventus have also been able to land back from Everton their former player Moise Kean on Loan. Kean initially loaned to PSG is now set to fill the gap left by Ronaldo who sealed a move to Man United.
Adama Traore’s transfer from Wolves to Tottenham and Jesse Lingard from Man United to West Ham is still in limbo. The same could be said about Mbappe from PSG to Real as well as Jules Kounde from Sevilla to Chelsea. Some teams are known to make last-minute turnarounds with some making panic buys that turn out disastrous.
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The outcome of unconfirmed transfers will be determined by the deadline.