Real Madrid set the goal of reducing the tension around Kylian Mbappé and they have succeeded, after that beginning of October in which the escalation of hostilities by PSG seemed to have no end. The white club is aware that, although the operation is well under way, it is important that the forward’s future Do not be constantly on the front pages of the media, as that would give you extra pressure that would make your last months in Paris difficult.
At the beginning of October, the Mbappé case got out of hand: the player gave two interviews, to RMC and L’Équipe, in which he related with hair and signs his failed attempt to leave PSG last summer; then his mother spoke in The Parisian and left the door open to a renewal with the Parisian team; Florentino Pérez visited The debate and there he mentioned that he expects a resolution from January 1; and Leonardo responded by asking for a punishment for the club, although omitting the statements of Mbappé, who had left the sports director of PSG as a liar.
The virulence of Leonardo’s attacks became increasingly greater, and that ended up moving to the stands: Mbappé began the course by receiving whistles in the Parc des Princes after his attempt to leave in August and for his refusal to renew. The player himself tried to reduce this tension in his interviews, empathizing with the point of view of PSG fans; but in Madrid they know that the pressure will increase as the season progresses and the goal is to make it as easy as possible for Mbappé in his last months in Paris.
Benzema and Ancelotti no longer speak of Mbappé
Benzema himself, in his public appearances, has stopped talking openly about the option of Mbappé playing alongside him next season. He praises his French teammate as the most, but is cautious when assessing his likely signing; in Madrid they don’t want to give PSG arguments to reload. Ancelotti is also increasingly cautious in this matter.
That is the public face of the operation; The private sector is trying to transfer the good harmony with the French player to a contract signed as of January 1, 2022, when it will be legal for Mbappé to sign for the team he chooses, having entered his last six months of contract. December aims to be a difficult month for the attacker, with PSG drawing all their arsenal to desperately search for a renewal that, for now, they have not achieved.