Kylian Mbappe at Real Madrid is a battle of the Image
The transfer of Kylian Mbappé to Real Madrid alternates the hot and the cold or each of the parties plays its image with the fans of PSG of Real Madrid.
The image of Kylian Mbappé
Kylian Mbappé plays a very important game in relation to his image with the Parisian fans. He does not want to leave the PSG in a strong arm wrestling and would pass for a mercenary thinking only about his salary and his greed to win titles. A Parisian locker room that now smells of sulphur with the arrival of a rival a little too cumbersome in the person of Lionel Messi, a global star accomplished, recognized and adored.
Lionel Messi is a complicated player in the locker room and in a team, Antoine Griezmann knows something about it at Barça, the stories are multiple between them and Antoine Griezmann has often been put on the sidelines because of Messi’s orders to the Barça coach, Quique Setièn.
Anyway, Kylian Mbappé doesn’t want to play for PSG anymore but he wants to leave the club on a good impression.
The image of PSG
The president of PSG, Nasser al-Khelaïfi with the leader of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani have felt the wind change and they understood that they could not keep Kylian Mbappé against his will. On the other hand, they have to send a strong message not only to the Parisian fans but also to the European soccer community, “Paris is not a department store where anyone can enter and buy the players under contract. In any case, Leonardo, by agreeing to put a price of 220 million euros on the value of Kylian Mbappé, implicitly recognizes that the door is open to his transfer but not at any price and especially not under the conditions of Real Madrid and Kylian Mbappé.
The difference in price between the first offer of President Perez of 160 million and 180 million euros recently and the price set by PSG to 220 million euros is not very far but Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani does not want to lose face.
The image of Real Madrid
Every time Real Madrid wants a player, Real Madrid regularly wins the game because the players dream of playing in Madrid in this mythical club with 11 European cups won, the examples are not lacking with the very complicated transfers of Luis Figo, from Barça to Real Madrid, of Zizou from Juventus to Real Madrid, of Gareth Bale from Tottenham to Real Madrid.
Kylian Mbappé knows that by playing in Real Madrid, he has more chances to win trophies than by staying in PSG, which for the moment has a non-existent record at the European level.
Real Madrid does not hesitate to pay a lot of money for the players it has decided to recruit even if Kylian Mbappé will be free in January 2022. The president Perez is afraid that big clubs will jump into the race when Kylian Mbappé will be free and make huge offers and Kylian Mbappé remains a young player with huge potential and has everything in his game to become the best in the world. By signing Eden Hazard from Chelsea last year for 120 million euros, who is a player in his thirties, Real Madrid has shown its financial strength, go up to 220 million euros for the future best player in the world, President Perez will do it without any problem and everyone will have saved his face and will be a winner.