Desperation knows no bounds! Throughout history, we have seen countless examples of desperation and greed leading to the demise of giant empires. Paris Saint-Germain FC looks all set to include itself in the list! The French Giants have been among the most popular clubs in world football. Just this summer, they made headlines for a massive transfer window. They brought in the likes of Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma, elite Centre-back and ex-Real Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos and one of the two GOATs, Lionel Messi. This was proclaimed to be the heist of the century as PSG got the El-Clasico rivals for literally nothing! Ramos has joined hands with Marquinhos to command a superior defensive line, while Messi has formed yet another trio with old friend Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Among the MNM trio, Mbappe has been among the best performers this season. This has caused the Parisian club to sweat buckets as they are on the verge of losing their best player for absolutely nothing! Real Madrid has been keeping tabs on Mbappe for nearly two years now. Last Summer, Real Madrid made a €150 million move but was rejected by PSG. It seems that was a wrong choice, as reports in January suggested that Mbappe isn’t considering renewing with the club and rather live his dream by playing for the Los Blancos! While Paris Saint Germain definitely can’t match the legacy of Real Madrid, they are ready to give the French national huge ‘bonuses’ which would convince him to stay at the club.
PSG has taken the renewal race to the extreme by offering Mbappe a €100 million signing bonus and over €50 million gross salary annually, excluding player incentives. This will make Mbappe the first player to earn almost a million a week. Other than that, the club has also offered to make the French star the ‘owner’ of the sporting project. This means Mbappe has the right to decide his choice of manager, coaching staff and also the squad for the game.
It is also reported that Mbappe will be made the club’s captain, and he will ‘dictate’ all the terms in the club both ON and OFF the pitch. This basically means that Mbappe can even buy the players he likes. This makes him the most powerful person in the Paris Club. How do you rate this move by the Parisian club? Is a player really that important than a club? Stay Tuned with The Sportsway for more such updates!