‘It might be true’: Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez gives the biggest hint yet that Kylian Mbappe is on his way to the Bernabeu… as Carlo Ancelotti drops another cryptic clue about the PSG star by saying ‘the future is already written’
- Kylian Mbappe continues to be linked with a huge move to Real Madrid this year
- The PSG star is out of contract this summer and is expected to switch to LaLiga
- Carlo Ancelotti has been giving cryptic clues that Mbappe could be on his way
- Now president Florentino Perez admits ‘it might be true’ when asked about him
- Ancelotti also suggested ‘the future is written’ concerning the French forward
- Last week PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said Mbappe would ‘100 per cent’ stay
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has given the biggest hint yet that Kylian Mbappe will become their latest Galactico this summer – admitting ‘it might be true’ when asked if the French superstar would join them.
World Cup winner Mbappe is set to leave Paris on a free transfer this summer if the Parisiens cannot agree a list-ditch contract renewal with the French superstar, and Los Blancos are the strong favourites to pounce on his signature.
Last week PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino stuck his neck out by claiming the 23-year-old would ‘100 per cent’ be staying with the club next season, but Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti responded to his comments by saying ‘coaches cannot tell the whole truth’.
Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez dropped a major hint that they could sign Kylian Mbappe
Ancelotti’s men were celebrating this weekend after clinching their 35th LaLiga title by thumping Espanyol 4-0, and both Ancelotti and Perez answered speculation linking them to Mbappe as they soaked up their title glory on the pitch.
‘I hadn’t thought about it [Mbappe] but now that you mention it, it might be true and so on,’ he said when asked about the possibility of Mbappe joining their ranks via Goal. ‘When we plan next year’s squad, we’ll see.’
Ancelotti has been doing nothing to deny the rumours surrounding Mbappe and added even more fuel to the fire this weekend when quizzed on the player himself.
‘Mbappe to Real Madrid? With this club, with this president, the future is already written,’ he said.
When Perez was asked about Mbappe joining Madrid, he admitted: ‘It might be true’
But when asked if his words were a confirmation of Mbappe signing for Madrid, he added: ‘I didn’t say that.’
It follows an exchange between Pochettino and Ancelotti last week, highlighting tensions between both clubs with Mbappe facing a big decision this summer.
Pochettino had been confident that the player would make a stunning U-turn and stay with them, and also believes he will be in charge next season too.
‘100 per cent in both cases,’ Pochettino said when asked if he and Mbappe would be staying at PSG next term. ‘That is how I feel today. That is what I can say to you today. I can’t say anything else. That is how I feel right now.
‘There haven’t been any concrete talks, beyond what is normal in terms of our plans and what we have been doing so far.’
Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti said ‘the future is already written’ when quizzed about the player
Last week Mauricio Pochettino said Mbappe was ‘100 per cent’ staying at PSG, but Ancelotti said coaches ‘can’t tell the whole truth’
When Ancelotti was asked about Pochettino’s comments ahead of Madrid’s clash against Espanyol this weekend, he hinted that Mbappe’s future might not be so certain after all.
‘Coaches at a press conference can’t tell the whole truth.’
PSG chief Leonardo has been left bemused by Madrid’s confidence that Mbappe will become their player, saying last month that the LaLiga giants were ‘a little too sure’ that he would join them.
‘In Madrid, they’ve been convinced for three years that Kylian Mbappe would end up at Real Madrid,’ he told said. ‘Maybe they’re a little too sure about that?’
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