The agent of Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy believes that the club won’t be able to add Kylian Mbappe to their squad this summer for financial reasons.
Mbappe has told Paris Saint-Germain he will not sign a new contract beyond 2024 and the French champions have no intention of losing him for free next summer.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has held talks with Mbappe’s agent and mother Fayza Lamari about the club’s transfer position.
Speaking to After Foot, Mendy’s French team-mate Yvan Le Mee’s agent believes Mbappe’s refusal to name a representative outside his family cost him a move to Real Madrid.
“It’s not her job, she doesn’t have the ability to act. I wanted to start a restaurant, but I can’t cook, so I didn’t. Just be in reality for a while and do what you can. You should have a license to provide for your son and other players.” he said.
“I am convinced that if he had an agent at the time of the negotiations with Real Madrid two years ago, he would have gone to Real Madrid.
“When you don’t have codes, when you don’t have usages and customs, when you talk to the head of a history club, it’s like you’re talking to someone you’ve known for a long time, maybe it’s not.” “It’s not working. Maybe you don’t know how to handle the situation to get there. He’s still in Paris and obviously not happy there.”
Real Madrid maintain their long-term interest in signing Mbappé, but Le Mee does not expect the move to go through this summer.
“It’s a club that doesn’t have the money to transfer at the moment,” he said of Real Madrid.
“Real Madrid cannot afford his salary, which is 40 million euros net per year, plus the famous bonus of 30 million euros net per year. He earns between 70 and 75 million euros net, while Karim Benzema earned 13 million euros.”
Real Madrid’s only natural back nine is now guest Joselu. Harry Kane is also of interest to Los Blancos, but if they fail to bring in another striker by the end of the window, reports in Spain claim Carlo Ancelotti will use Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo as reverse strikers to compensate.