Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) teammate Marco Verratti has taken a shot at Kylian Mbappe.
On June 26 (KST), French media outlet Foot Nacional reported, “After the friendly between PSG and Reims, PSG midfielder Marco Verratti had some harsh words for Kylian Mbappe, saying, “Kylian Mbappe is a very good striker. We are very happy with him. However, in Paris, no one wants to see Mbappe go to Real Madrid,” the report said.
Alongside the praise for Mbappe, there was a jab at his transfer history.
Verratti is an Italian international. A key midfielder for PSG, he is one of the best midfielders in the world. He’s 30 years old. He’s played for PSG for 12 years, since 2012.스포츠토토
Mbappe has been quite noisy this summer. He signed a 2+1 deal with PSG last year. The last year of the contract is a player option. Mbappe can stay or leave as a free agent if he wants.
This is the second year of his contract. In effect, he can leave PSG as a free agent next summer.
Mbappe wants to leave PSG. The PSG hierarchy knows it, which means that in order to get a decent transfer fee for Mbappe, they need to either let him leave this summer or re-sign him.
Mbappe is choosing neither. He’s refusing to stay at PSG, and there’s been little movement on a move elsewhere. Mbappe wants to move to Real Madrid after playing for PSG this season.
PSG have a strong suspicion that ‘Mbappe’s side and Real Madrid have already agreed on a transfer next summer’.
PSG president Al-Khelaifi has sent a strong message to Mbappe: ‘If you don’t want to renew your contract, leave the club’. However, Mbappe is not budging. As a result, PSG left him out of their Asian tour. In effect, both sides had crossed the river of no return. PSG has been undergoing a major team overhaul this season, including Lee. Lionel Messi is gone, and Mbappe is likely to leave as well. With high-potential players at the center, PSG is looking to play a new style of soccer. However, Mbappe’s future is undecided. That’s where Verratti, PSG’s key midfielder and de facto franchise star, comes in.