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JUST IN: BARCA OVERTAKES REAL IN PURSUIT OF MERCURIAL FORWARD

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain is now closer to joining Real Madrid archrivals FC Barcelona. Real Madrid withdrew from the competition to sign Mbappe as a thank you to the Catalans for sticking with them in the European Super League project.

Before the Frenchman left as a youngster to join PSG from Monaco in 2017, Madrid courted him. It looked like the World Cup winner would move from the French city to its Spanish counterpart in the middle of 2022, but Mbappe changed his mind and extended his contract with his present Qatari employers. With the new contract officially signed, Mbappe topped Forbes’ list of the World’s Highest-Paid Soccer Players. At the Parc des Princes, PSG showcased their star player wearing a special “Mbappe 2025” jersey. This was meant to be a nod to how long Mbappe is tied down for, but his terms actually expire in June 2024 though he has the option of extending for another additional year should he so wish.

According to reports, Los Blancos withdrew from the competition to sign Mbappe last month. Barca is right in it and seems to be emerging as a surprise leader. The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) apparent boost to his club has given President Joan Laporta optimism. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared in favor of the proposed breakaway European Super League (ESL) that UEFA has an unjust monopoly on continental football.

When the ESL eventually takes off, Barca and Real Madrid—the only two remaining teams from the original 12—are expected to receive $1.11 billion (€1 billion) apiece. This will enable the Catalans to begin what has been dubbed ‘Operation Donatello,’ a reference to Mbappe’s resemblance to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character.

Yachiga Tavershima
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Soccer Blogger with a keen eye for detailed reportage. I bring the latest drama in the most dramatic way
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