Why Kylian Mbappe didn't join Real Madrid

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Kylian Mbappe is almost certainly now the highest-paid footballer in the world.

In a saga that appeared to show Real Madrid as his favoured destination, Mbappe has recently signed a new deal at PSG, making him perhaps the most expensive player of all time.

But why did he decide to stay? And how did this saga unfold?

Written by Adam Crafton, illustrated by Henry Cooke.

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  1. I find it hilarious that Madrid fans say Mbappe shouldve came to Real Madrid for more competition and that he will never win the Champions League at PSG. What is he exactly going to do at Madrid that hasnt been done before?

    This club has literally be been crowned European Champions for a 14th time this year, what exactly is there to do at that club for him? If he wins a Champions League at PSG it will mean more to him then 5 champions leagues at Real Madrid.

  2. Real Madrid, throughout the decades, had signed numerous players from all around the world with their vast wealth. Now that they're other clubs who could rival them, or even surpass them, they cried about 'destroying' football 🤣🤣😭😭

  3. Javier Tebas ( la liga President) did nothing when psg signed neymar for 222 million that too in 2017! , but when it came to madrid, the player they didn't even signed, they launched a complaint to uefa, The biasedness towards madrid is unreal. Trash talking about barca in every media meeting is another example.

  4. No NinjaTurtle should be payed that much.
    Remember when they were fine living in the underground eating only Pizza?
    And Splinter let himself really go, thats what happens when you become an oil-rat!

  5. This should / could have been the shortest video in Tifo history. We open on a question: Why didn't Kylian Mbappe join Real Madrid? Then cut to the answer: Money. The we run end credits. Video over.

  6. Mbappe is good but he's nowhere near worth all of the fuss. I don't see the ambition to go on to be the best player he can be.

  7. I don't care about him staying for money. But the fact he has power for like, deciding the manager is dumb. Psg won't go anywhere by doing that.

  8. This makes out that Madrid are victims? They’ve continuously broke records to sign players. Loaded journalism, packed with impressive graphics and an eloquent geek. The new money is here to stay, I wonder if this narrative will still be peddled in 5 years? BTW, Haaland chose City, because of his fathers history with the club – which you continually ignore.

  9. 1. Money & Greed
    2. Mbappe's family being Money hungry
    3. Mbappe's ego, he thinks he's the best in the world playing in a farmer's league & earning the most out of any other footballers around him (using Money made by illegal & inhuman means btw)

    P.S. I'm not a Real Madrid, Barcelona or PSG fan. This is just a common sense observation.

  10. Maybe he (as a human) is torn between needing/wanting to make money, wanting to stay in the country he is native to & has friends and family in. And he‘s young. So yeah maybe he wishes to stay in paris, maybe he sometimes lays in bed asking himself if he could do more in spain.

  11. Thats what the PSG representatives fed the media. 300 mil signing bonus is impossible to turn down in any planet. Anyway Real Madrid will be continuing to be the greatest club with or without any specific individual. But the way he kept his shoes in two boats using Real Madrid as a pawn is a genuine sign of unprofessional.

  12. Personally, I don't have a problem with Kylian turning down Real Madrid. Steven Gerrard and Francesco Totti did it, but, they did it with class. Him, instead, used both clubs to raise his auction. The worst part is, the fact that both clubs knelt down to have him in their squad. I understand that he want to win the CL with PSG, after all, he was born in Paris, but he has no class. As a French man myself, I'm disappointed by that kind of behavior, by him and his surroundings.
    BTW, you always offer us good content. Salute from 🇫🇷.

  13. Should of moved. Now mbappe never wins championships league… Let's face it PSG stumble in champs league every year. This year and next and so on will be no different. So mbappe will never be a GOAT!

  14. Real, barca all of them are bad as each other tbh. Happy for mbappe that he is staying in psg. He is an overrated player and he should stay in farmer league. Mbappe is not the best player in the world, not even close. Its just hype.

  15. I don't see how it's "embarrassing to Qatar" if Mbappe. Literally nobody would link it to them or the world Cup. Just PSG alive. What's "embarrassing" is PSG's comical implosion in the CL and stupid managerial of choices

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