The streak of Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe’s transfer to Real Madrid is coming to an end, with the summer transfer market “Mercato” closing on Tuesday evening. French and Spanish media reported that negotiations between the two clubs have been halted, but the possibility remains and news is sure to come in the hours to come. Meanwhile, Manchester United finalized procedures for the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, for around €25 million.
Hours before the Mercato summer transfer market closed, it seems clear that French international striker Kylian Mbappé He will remain with Paris Saint-Germain for a fifth season, despite his wish to leave and Real Madrid’s €180 million offer.
Sports media in France and Spain indicated on Monday evening that negotiations between the two clubs had been halted. For example, Real Madrid failed to convince Paris Saint-Germain of the idea of abandoning its 22-year-old striker, as he initially put a €160 million figure on the negotiating table before accepting the 180 million euro offer in a second offer. 170 + 10 bonuses). The Paris club confirmed that the conditions to resign Mbappé had not been met.
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Mbappe, whose contract with PSG expires in June 2022, is expected to remain in Paris. And the Spanish sports press confirmed on Tuesday that Real will again try to get close to Mbappe in January, with the opening of the winter transfer market.
On Tuesday, the Royal Club signed another French player, Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
Messi, Ramos, Hakimi…
Paris Saint-Germain had captured the arrival of the genius Argentine Lionel Messi He joined its ranks after 21 years in Barcelona. The little “flea” ignited fans’ hearts with every appearance and almost forgot about other contracts this summer with the arrival of Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum and Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in free transfer deals, alongside Moroccan right-back Ashraf Hakimi from the Italian national champions Inter for 60 million euros.
Other Spanish clubs did not stand idly by but signed important contracts, most notably in Barcelona, which bolstered its attack with Argentinian Sergio Aguero and Dutchman Memphis Depay, and its defense with the young Eric Garcia and Brazilian Emerson.
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Last season’s champions, Atletico Madrid, strengthened their ranks with Argentine midfielder Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese, Brazilian striker Mateus Konia from Hertha Berlin and French goalkeeper Benjamin Locomte who was hired from Monaco to gain support for Slovenian goalkeeper Jan oblak.
Cristiano Ronaldo greets ex-coach Alex Ferguson
It’s making a comeback in England Cristiano Ronaldo His former club, Manchester United, was officially announced on Tuesday, with the “Red Devils” announcing the completion of final proceedings, in a transfer process that could net Italy’s Juventus up to 23 million euros ($27 million).
The Red Devils club said in a statement that “Manchester United are pleased to confirm the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on a two-year deal with the option to extend for another year.” Ronaldo came to United from Sporting in 2003 at the age of 18 and spent six seasons with him, scoring 118 goals in 292 games, winning the Premier League three times and his first Champions League title in 2008 before adding four with Real Madrid In the same year he won the first Golden Ball for the best player in the world before also scoring four with the Royal Club.
The Portuguese signed the “Old Lady” in 2018 after scoring 450 goals in 438 games during nine great seasons in the Spanish capital, winning the Champions League four times.
“I can’t wait to play at Old Trafford again, to see the fans again.”
“Manchester United have always held a special place in my heart and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday. I can’t wait to play at Old Trafford again, in a crowded stadium, to see the fans again,” Ronaldo said in the statement.
Ronaldo is expected to play his first Manchester United game against Newcastle United on September 11. On his Instagram, he wrote: “History is written in the past and history will be written again! I give you my word! I’m here! I’m back! Let’s make it happen again!”
And former coach Alex Ferguson was instrumental in convincing the Portuguese to return to the club. ‘Sir Alex,’ said the latter, ‘this is for you.’
Jack Grealish from Aston Villa to Manchester City for 105 million euros
United also signed Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid colleague, Raphael Varane, to bolster its defence, allocating £73 million to Borussia Dortmund’s 21-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho in his quest for his first league title since 2013. English giant Nor have they won the Champions League since 2008, when Ronaldo scored in the final against Chelsea in Moscow.
In general, English clubs were active in the transfer market, as champions City signed Jack Grealish from Aston Villa (105 million euros). As for Chelsea, the Champions League, Lukaku regained 115 million euros, while Liverpool focused their efforts on extending their current stars (Brazilian goalkeeper Alison Becker, Dutch defenders Virgil van Dijk, Scotsman Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Brazilian midfielder). Fabinho), and strengthened his defense with the French Ibrahima Konate.Van Leipzig for 36 million euros, while the Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and the Swiss Xherdan Shaqiri lost to Lyon.
Italy loses Ronaldo, Lukaku and Hakimi
In Italy, Ronaldo’s loss was not the only blow to the local league, as his departure was accompanied by the transfer of Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku from champions Inter to his former team, also Chelsea. Due to the financial crisis of the club and its Chinese owners, Inter also left Moroccan star Achraf Hakimi in favor of Paris Saint-Germain, while its arch-neighbor Milan also lost goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to the French capital.
Juventus hired Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli on loan, to sign him permanently next summer, as he will do in the deal to reinstate its young striker Moise Kean, who defended the “PSG” colors last season.
FRANCE 24 / AFP