Extension of Kylian Mbappé: Real Madrid and Spain still bitter
A week after Kylian Mbappé’s announcement to extend to PSG, Spanish football and Real Madrid are not taking off. Guti, Modric, Lapuerta… everyone has their commentary.
An announcement that had the effect of a bomb. Kylian Mbappé once again refuses Real Madrid. A week after the earthquake caused by the French striker, Spanish football is still very bitter, some towards the player, others towards PSG.
Guti, former Real Madrid player in the 2000s (in the program El Chiringuito): « The best player in the world? It’s yet to be proven. Currently not. How long has he been in Paris? How many Champions League have they won? How many Ballons d’Or? »
Modric, Real Madrid midfielder and 2018 Ballon d’Or (Marca): « I haven’t extended yet, but I’m not going to make an Mbappé. I hope the club won’t make me one too. »
Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona (Catalan newspaper l’Esportiu): « It distorts the market. The players end up being kidnapped by the money. It’s the effects of a club having a state behind it. It goes against all the principles of the European Union. It’s a reflection on the sustainability of football in Europe. »
Many also take up the statement of Santiago Bernabéu, legend of Real Madrid who died in 1978: « The Real Madrid jersey is white. It can be stained with mud, sweat and even blood. But never with shame. »
If by chance PSG crosses paths with a Spanish club in the European Cup, the welcome reserved for Kylian Mbappé promises to be lively.