Coronavirus builds a wall in Mbappé renovation

first_imgReal Madrid had on its road map to launch everything for Mbappé in the summer of 2021, when the current contract of the striker entered his last year (ends in 2022). That he does not renew with a very notable salary increase, which PSG offers him, is essential to complete the mission of landing at the Bernabéu. Al-Khelaifi has been trying since May 2019, without success. Mbappé himself was very cold about it the last time he was asked, last January. “This is not the time to talk about it,” he said. A negotiation that now, in an unexpected and unpredictable scenario, and with those wage cuts, seems icy cold.Denies favor treatment in coronavirus testsIn parallel to this situation, Mbappé has stepped out, through his lawyer, and denied having received favorable treatment when you were tested to determine if you were infected with the coronavirus. In France, a rigorous policy was established in early March to determine who could have access to a test, reserved for possible patients in a vulnerable state, and it has been questioned whether some public figures have skipped that process. In a letter sent to Mediapart, The forward’s representative assures that there were no irregularities in the test that was carried out on March 10 to Mbappé, on the eve of the return match against Borussia Dortmund of the Champions League. The footballer was ill and showed symptoms of being affected “For anginas”, so the test was carried out by indication “of the club’s medical services and in compliance with the orders of the Ministry of Health.” A relevant matter because it is a panorama that has caught PSG offside. The entity has been trying in recent months to pressure Mbappé and his environment to accept a lucrative renovation. Twice, the French star said no. Now, the entity not only cannot commit to a new contract in the face of this uncertainty in the football market and, on the contrary, has in mind to pay its most valuable footballer less than what you are currently receiving (€ 20.8m gross). The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic open unexpected fronts. One, what will happen the relationship between PSG and Mbappé, the great objective of Real Madrid in the medium term. Despite having the Qatari financial backing, the president of the PSG, Al-Khelaifi, is in favor of reducing the emoluments of the Parisian workforce to face the economic crisis that is coming on top of French football. Among them, Mbappé’s salary. According to various French media, it has been transmitted to the leaders of the French League. Apparently, the example of Barcelona, ​​which is considering this measure to adjust the losses caused by the football breakdown, was mentioned in the talks.last_img read more