If Mbappe joins Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal might provide PSG wildcard transfer possibilities.
Manchester United and Arsenal are both hoping to be proactive on deadline day, which might help Mbappe join Real Madrid.
Manchester United and Arsenal have both experienced deadline day franticness for different reasons, and a sale to Paris Saint-Germain might prolong their proactivity.
Former United great and perhaps the finest player in the world Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Old Trafford, while Arsenal is apparently preparing to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna amid the Ainsley Maitland-Niles saga.
Ronaldo has agreed to a two-year contract at Old Trafford, with the option of a third year, as he seeks to maintain the domination he established in his first term in Manchester twelve years ago.
And, with Arsenal reportedly spending £20 million on Tomiyasu – and refusing to allow Maitland-Niles leave after he famously sent in a transfer request on Instagram – both teams’ transfer wallets have been emptied in the previous 24 hours.
With Arsenal spending over £150 million this window on Tomiyasu, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard, Albert Sambi Lokonga, and Nuno Tavares – with the £25 million sale of Joe Willock providing their only revenue – they may be forced to sell an important player to balance the books.
United may have to sell one of its assets as well, with Ronaldo reportedly commanding exorbitant salary of over £510k per week.
And if one of the world’s most anticipated moves, Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, goes through, they may have prospective suitors for one of their strikers.
Mbappe, 22, has been linked with a move to Los Blancos throughout the transfer window, with the striker publicly stating that he wants to join the team he supports.
PSG are adamant about not letting him go, but with Mbappe’s contract expiring next summer, the French club may be obliged to sell him. He may go on a free transfer in 10 months.
It’s possible that Real is claiming to have backed out of a deal in order to press PSG’s hand on the problem in order to land their main target – but it would still leave PSG with only hours left in the window to replace the prodigy.
Les Parisiens may choose because of Arsenal’s and United’s vulnerabilities. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”