Paris Saint-Germain got Lionel Messi but somehow it did not prove to be the most significant moment of the transfer window for him.
Perhaps the biggest statement from the Qatari-owned club is that in the last year of his contract with the French striker, he turned down Real Madrid’s offer of 180 million euros (2 212 million) for Kylen Mbabane. Do
Real are thought to have made two bids for Mbappe last week – and there were reports on Tuesday that they were ready to go up to 200 million euros – but PSG have decided they will not sell, and France is in danger of losing for free. The end of the season
“He’s one of the best players in the world today, and it’s a gift to be with us,” PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said over the weekend.
Rejecting the money is an unusual decision by a club that is hardly protected from the economic effects of epidemics, with losses of 124.9 million euros in the reduced campaign of 2019/20, possibly dwarfed when last season’s accounts were entered. Likely to happen.
Mbappe will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with Real, or anyone else in January, and PSG will not be entitled to any fees.
Despite this, Qataris have already shown that Mbabane and Neymar’s world record purchase of 222 million euros in 2017 has no money.
When Messi became available a month ago, he picked up his salary without worrying about the impact it would have on his finances.
He will now have Mbappe complete a dream attacking line-up that he hopes will be the first Champions League for PSG and all the prestige that Qatar will host the World Cup.
The French giants also recruited Gianluigi Donaruma, Sergio Ramos, Giorgione Vijnaldum and Echraf Hakimi in a notable recruitment drive.
On Tuesday, he joined Portuguese international Nono Mendes on loan from Sporting Lisbon.
Among the traditional elites of Europe, their rivals are rude, but for now the PSG cannot be stopped.
La Liga president Javier Tebas tweeted: “Government clubs are as dangerous to football’s ecosystem as the Super League.
“Covid loss of over 300 million, 40% reduction in TV revenue in France, and still more than 500 million in salaries? Unbearable.”
Financial fair play rules have been relaxed to help clubs absorb losses during epidemics. PSG president Nasir al-Khalifa wields considerable influence in his seat on the UEFA executive committee and as president of the European Clubs Association.
When asked about the financial position of his club on the day Messi was unveiled, Khalifa said: “We have been following FFP rules since day one.
Whether Mbabane extends his contract or free remains to be seen, but given his style of scoring twice against the Rams last weekend, he still looks happy in Paris.
Meanwhile, Asli clarified his intentions. Now his focus should be on securing his signature for next season, by then Karim Benzema will be 34 years old, and Luka Modric will be around 37 years old.
Meanwhile, the arrival of Mbappe’s compatriot Eduardo Camavenga is an interesting one for Madrid fans.
Kimawanga, like Embape, was in the final year of his contract at Rennes, but Real paid the 18-year-old midfielder نو 31 million and nine million more in bonuses.
After signing the six-year contract, he should be given time to fulfill his immense potential.
The real ones, at least, look much better than their arch-rivals Barcelona, who were forced to leave Messi in debt of more than a billion euros.
His only signings this summer have been free agents in Memphis Depot, Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero.
On Tuesday, he was selling fire to young players – from Emerson Royal to Tottenham Hotspur, Alex Moreba to Barcelona in a desperate attempt to raise funds.
And then it turned out that he was willing to allow Anthony Griezmann, who needed to be offloaded to keep Messi, but he could not return to Atletico Madrid on loan.
In contrast, Real is missing from Mbabane, if only for a year, no big deal.
But PSG have won this transfer window, and now they can target the Champions League.