They tell me that Kylian Mbappe has doubts, but asking more questions, I came to the conclusion that they are not doubts but rather a fear of taking a leap that could change the history of football.
The Frenchman has been dreaming of playing at Real Madrid since he was a kid, which is perfectly explained in his comic book. What is the problem, then? The pressure he is going through.
As MARCA has been reporting, both Mbappe and his family have received calls from France president Emmanuel Macron and Qatar, as well as the French Football Federation (FFF), with whom his relationship is very weak.
The 23-year-old fears for his family, who have received excessive pressure, and especially for his little brother, Ethan, who is pursuing his dream of making his debut with PSG‘s first team. But, although Mbappe and his family have listened to the club’s offers repeatedly, there is confidence that Real Madrid should be his destination.
The situation reminds me, with many nuances in between, to that of Luis Figo, who arrived almost in tears at Real Madrid, accused of being a traitor.
One of the differences is that Mbappe is going through this at only 23 years old. But Figo took the step and, as he has repeatedly confessed, he does not regret it; quite the opposite, in fact.
He was soon aware that it was for his best and that Real Madrid are a club from another dimension, with Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo Nazario, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale all following in his footsteps.
Real Madrid’s big bet
Los Blancos are not able to offer him more, having given up a lot in terms of their policy regarding the player’s image rights. And Mbappe‘s camp are aware of it and appreciate it enormously.
Real Madrid know that they have let the world’s second-most sought-after star escape, as Erling Haaland will join Manchester City in the summer.
Mbappe has always been Real Madrid‘s priority and when the Frenchman gives them the green light, they will prepare a historic presentation that could break the attendance records at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
PSG have unsuccessfully tried to reach Real Madrid‘s legendary status. In the meantime, a Los Blancos team in transition have won two of the last three LaLiga Santander titles, reached the Champions League semi-finals last season and will face Liverpool in the final this year.
This is what awaits Mbappe and it’s the reason why Figo risked joining Real Madrid and why Zidane departed Juventus. Because, as president Florentino Perez wants to note this summer, Mbappe was born to play for Real Madrid. It is his dream, and dreams come true.