Paris Saint-Germain has tried pulling out all the stops to try and keep superstar striker Kylian Mbappe in the fold. The contract negotiations haven't gone anywhere, though, and the latest report is sure to raise some eyebrows.
According to MARCA, PSG made Mbappe a 'black check' offer to try and get him to sign a two-year extension with the club. He said thanks, but no thanks.
PSG offered Mbappe a blank cheque in an audacious attempt to get him to stay... He still refused! 😳 pic.twitter.com/M8c8fezRTJ— 90min (@90min_Football) February 26, 2022
Per MARCA's sources, this contract would have been more than the 90 million euros he was offered last summer. Money is not an issue for the Ligue 1 giants, but it's clear that's not Mbappe's top priority.
The Frenchman has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid and the expectation is that he'll end up joining the team this upcoming transfer window. Mbappe has come out and said multiple times that playing for Los Blancos would be a dream come true for him.
With that said, PSG doesn't want to let him leave without putting up some kind of a fight. Mbappe is widely considered one of the best players in the world. He's truly sensational, which we all saw first hand with his unreal goal against Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg.
With Mbappe potentially headed to La Liga, PSG is also reportedly eyeing Cristiano Ronaldo as a short-term replacement to help the attack. Things are very much up in the air right now, but we indeed could be seeing Mbappe leave Paris later this year for a move to Spain.