Real Madrid’s recent win over Paris Saint-Germain is expected to have a major impact on both teams’ perceptions at the end of the season.
The result has already forced PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi to arrange for a summer reshuffle, with Leonardo Araujo and Mauricio Pochettino both likely to be sacked.
There have also been reports of internal dissatisfaction with PSG staff, some of whom are happy with the team’s removal from the UEFA Champions League.
For Real Madrid, winning could be a huge help when it comes to the pursuit of Kylian Mbappe’s highly targeted goal. The Spanish giants were eager to get French services last summer, but their development was revived by PSG.
However, as Mbappe’s contract expires at the end of the season, many believe this could be the year the striker finally moves to his dream club Real Madrid. And according to a recent report from Marca, negotiations between the two sides are already tense and an agreement could be reached by the end of next week.
The transfer will not be made work before the end of the season, as Mbappe has invested heavily in helping Paris Saint-Germain reclaim the Ligue 1 title from the title. But it is clear that the Frenchman is determined to leave Parc des Princes, as he has rejected numerous reports from the club, in order to sign a new contract.
Mbappe’s expired contract means he will have the luxury of moving to Real Madrid with a free transfer. The report suggests he will receive a signing fee of € 60-80 million and the player’s salary could be around € 25 million per season.
A lucrative contract could eventually lead to the departure of a number of stars from Real Madrid, with the club already planning to release Eden Hazard next summer.