Mauricio Pochettino has said that he hopes Kylian Mbappe remains with Paris Saint-Germain for a long time, even though Real Madrid is interested in signing the teenager
Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Paris Saint-Germain, has offered an update on the future of superstar Kylian Mbappe. He has been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid. In an interview with EFE (via MARCA), Pochettino said that Mbappe is still in the club’s plans.
Mbappe is presently in his fifth full season with PSG after joining from Ligue 1 rivals AS Monaco in 2017. Through this time, he has transformed himself into one of the most lethal strikers in the game. This has earned him several championships and awards along the way. He is now 23 years old. It has typically resulted in relationships with the world’s most successful clubs. Real Madrid has expressed the greatest enthusiasm.
Real Madrid have open interest in Kylian Mbappe
Los Blancos attempted to recruit him during the summer transfer window. But PSG repeatedly rejected their offers. However, given that the French international is in the last few months of his contract with the Parisian club, Real Madrid will be able to sign him on a free transfer in the summer. There have been rumours that the two sides have already reached an agreement on a Bosman transfer, which is possible.
But at the same time, Paris Saint-Germain is putting in considerable effort. They are not leaving any stone unturned in their pursuit of Mbappe’s long-term future at the Parc des Princes. It is thought that the Ligue 1 leaders have recently made a lucrative contract offer for the former AS Monaco youngster in an attempt to persuade him to remain with the club.
In the middle of all the conjecture, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid were drawn together in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. After dominating the first leg and scoring a late goal, Mbappe’s squad held on to a 1-0 lead in the tie after the first game. With the second leg of the tie scheduled to take place at the Bernabeu this week, the 23-year-old will once again be the centre of attention, despite suggestions that he may be a doubt for the match.
What did Mauricio Pochettino say?
Pochettino also addressed the issue of his star striker. He stressed that any speculation regarding a possible transfer to Real Madrid is unfounded and should be dismissed. According to him, “I understand the media’s desire to report on one of the finest [players] in the world. However, he is our player. We hope that he will continue to be so for a long time.
Everyone has something to say. You have to listen to him. He has previously said that he does not intend to choose at this time. So we will just wait for him to comment. Everything else is speculative. It is based on educated guesses about things that may or may not be true. Mbappe lives in the present is engaged in his work. This is an essential characteristic in him as a human being,” Pochettino stated.
When the time comes for Mbappe to decide his future, it will be interesting to watch which direction he goes. For the time being, though, all eyes will be on the next match against Real Madrid on Wednesday night at the Santiago Bernabeu, and whether or not the 23-year-old will be available to play.