Kylian Mbappe Returns To PSG

Emily Meneses

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) soccer player Kylian Mbappe has returned to his original team (PSG) after already agreeing to personal terms with Real Madrid about joining their team. Real Madrid had wanted Mbappe to join the team for a long time now, sending many bribes to PSG, but they rejected those bribes many times. The reason why was that Mbappe had become a professional soccer player fast at the age of just 16 years old. He had his debut for Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club (AS Monaco) and Mbappe broke a record by becoming the youngest player to reach 30 Champions League goals, beating even Lionel Messi’s record.

After moving to France and playing for PSG, Mbappe first had a year’s loan before permanently staying there. From then forward, he won four French titles, three French cups, and two French league cups. Although he was playing for PSG, Mbappe had a childhood dream to instead play for his dream team, Real Madrid.

When Mbappe talked with Real Madrid about joining the team, Al-Khelaifi, the president of PSG, convinced Mbappe to stay until the year 2025. When Mbappe released the news confirming that he would stay with PSG, many soccer fans were in shock. Real Madrid’s vision that Mbappe would be the key for their team to become better was just an illusion. Real Madrid was furious at the news, and so was LaLiga (a first-division soccer league that is played in Spain), calling the event scandalous. 

The president of PSG, Al-Khelaifi, had endangered many jobs and European football when he convinced Mbappe to stay. Ben Morse said, “La Liga released a statement saying it will file a complaint about the deal over PSG’s ‘non-compliance with UEFA’s [Union of European Football Associations]  financial fair play.” He also added that, “LaLiga wishes to state that this type of agreement attacks the economic stability of European football, putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs and the integrity of the sport, not only in European competitions but also in domestic leagues.”