Rumors that Messi will land at PSG bring Mbappé closer to Madrid, so Florentino knows he shouldn’t rush and see what finally happens, as the two play in the same position. In France there is no termination clause, so the transfer price must be set by PSG. Even so, Mbappé ends his contract in 2022, so he would leave for free next summer if he does not finally leave.
PSG is not a team that needs money precisely, but it would be disastrous if a player like Mbappé, whose transfer can exceed 100 million, left without leaving any euro in the coffers of the Parisian team. Mbappé is clear that he wants to go to Madrid, so Florentino has practically taken the upper hand.
The 100 million from a possible sale of the French forward would allow PSG to reduce the deficit and comply with the rules of the fair play financial that UEFA imposes on clubs. Otherwise, if they finally sign Messi, they could risk a sanction that would leave them out of European competitions.
For its part, Madrid has not made any major signings for several seasons and they would have the ability to pay for Mbappé’s transfer, but they will not commit anything crazy, even less knowing that next season they could hire him for free. Once the renovation of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium is practically completed, Florentino wants to continue with his legacy and the signing of Mbappé would be an inheritance for many years, since the French star is still very young, and would ensure many years of successes and goals for the team. White.
There is still a month left until the transfer market closes, so let’s not rule out a last attempt by Florentino Pérez’s Mbappé, the President is an expert in this type of negotiation.