09/01/2021 at 2:29 PM CEST
Kylian Mbappé will continue in the Paris Saint-Germain. The Parisian team has rejected all the offers it has received from Real Madrid during the month of August and the player will continue in the French capital. According to several French media, that of Bondy has declined a last renewal offer of Leonardo that was “irrefutable” in economic terms.
Another French medium, in this case the newspaper ‘L’Équipe’, has recounted how some negotiations were which they define as a “funny soap opera”. The French newspaper offers new details, ensuring that, after the transfer was blocked, several agents tried to intervene showing the good relations between both clubs.
The final decision, in the palace of the emir
The published information also ensures that the final destination of his star was decided in Qatar. More concretely at the palace of Emir Tamim ben Hamad al-Thani, although he does not dare to really explain what his role was.
Within the PSG there were doubts about; because they understood the capital importance of the French player at all levels, but given the white offers and the threat of being free at the end of their contract, there were voices that chose to sell. The emir, who made the final decision, appreciated it, but decided not to give the green light to his departure to Real Madrid.
The publication of ‘L’Équipe’ makes it clear: “The last word was the Emir. The sovereign listened to the positions of the pros and cons, but finally stayed in his initial line: It was not a matter of depriving yourself of the opportunity to live a season with the dream trio Messi-Mbappé-Neymar. Even if it means sitting on an XXL offer and the simple will of its scorer “, they sentence on the fact that it supposed “the end of a funny soap opera” that seems not to have ended.
Kylian Mbappé will remain in Paris at least until the end of the season and Real Madrid will work to sign him as soon as possible. Everything to put a finishing touch after this first great attack that did not end as Florentino wanted. Things grind slowly.
The Al-Thani relationship and sport
Tamim ben Hamad has promoted sport in Qatar as a bet to raise and improve the international profile and image of the country. In 2005 he founded Qatar Sport Investments, an organization owned, among other businesses, by Paris Saint-Germain FC.
Under his leadership, Qatar won the right to organize the 2014 World Swimming Championships and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Tamim is member of the International Olympic Committee and President of the National Olympic Committee. He also directed the Doha bid for the 2020 Olympics.
The emirs of Qatar, members of the Al-Thani dynasty, they have come to the sport to stay. They currently occupy the ninth place of the richest royal families in the world, so their power in sport and beyond is immense.