Real Madrid’s hopes of signing top target Kylian Mbappe were dashed when he chose to renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain rather than join the Santiago Bernabeu club. The rejection left Real Madrid in despair and, according to MARCA, the club has since abandoned its pursuit of the Frenchman.
According to the Spanish publication, Real Madrid have not yet had any discussions with Mbappe’s camp about a potential move to Santiago Bernabeu, even after the PSG star shone at the World Cup, including scoring a hat-trick in the final. The club’s summer pursuit of Mbappe, and subsequent rejection, reportedly left Real Madrid’s hierarchy feeling drained, particularly after they invested significant time and effort into trying to sign the player.
Since Mbappe’s rejection, Real Madrid has focused on developing the talents of current players like Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo rather than seeking a new Galactico through the transfer market.
Real Madrid is confident that Vinicius, in particular, has the potential to become a key player in the club’s attack for years to come. As for Mbappe, the club recognizes his talent but does not want to disturb the current team dynamic by adding a player who has been criticized for having a large ego.
Additionally, Real Madrid thinks that no other club in European football could afford the €100 million fee that PSG paid to keep Mbappe and is also unlikely to meet Paris Saint-Germain’s valuation of the player. Therefore, the opportunity for Mbappe to join Real Madrid is currently closed.