Mercato PSG: Qatar sets €200m price tag for Mbappé
Determined not to see Kylian Mbappé leave PSG for free in a year's time, the Emir of Qatar has reportedly issued an ultimatum to the France captain's clan, and set his price at €200m for this summer's mercato.
Kylian Mbappé may keep repeating that he wants to honour the last year of his contract at PSG, but the fact that he refuses to activate the option to extend his contract until 2025 keeps the idea of a transfer alive this summer. Especially as Real Madrid, the club he has dreamed of since childhood, are looking for a new number 9.
Karim Benzema left for Saudi Arabia this summer, and for the moment Real Madrid have simply recruited Joselu to fill the gap left by Mariano Diaz at the end of his contract. The Spanish centre-forward has also been given the number 14 shirt, prompting the Spanish media to claim that Real have reserved the number 9 for a great player.
PSG reportedly give Mbappé an ultimatum
On Wednesday evening, the TV show El Chiringuito, via its consultant Paco Buyo (former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper), claimed that PSG had set Mbappé's price at €200m for this summer and that Real Madrid were preparing an initial offer of €120m.
This Thursday, the PSG Community website, which is well informed on the Luis Enrique dossier, reveals that a meeting took place on Wednesday between the Mbappé clan and an emissary very close to the Emir of Qatar. During this meeting, the emir's close associate is said to have given the Paris No. 7 the following ultimatum: either he extends his contract before training resumes (scheduled for early July), or he will be transferred during the summer transfer window.
Qatar's firm stance had already leaked to the press ten days ago, at the time of Mbappé's letter to PSG confirming the non-activation of his optional extra year. According to PSG Community, the Emir of Qatar is ready to sell Mbappé to Real Madrid, and will demand at least €200m.