While information about an extension for Kylian Mbappé at PSG began to emerge on Saturday, a few hours before the match against Metz, no one in the locker room was aware of the negotiations, kept secret until end.
The history of football is made of reversals of situations, sometimes deceitful blows, happiness and sadness. These feelings are going through the supporters of PSG and Real Madrid at this very moment. The two teams had been working for months to secure the future of Kylian Mbappé. It was ultimately the French club that won, extending its attacker until 2025. Until the end, the negotiations lasted, tipping the case one way or the other.
In any case, the secret remained well-kept, right up to the last moments, because even at the beginning of the week, it was the Casa Blanca that led the dance. We will no doubt know later the real ins and outs of this case, the fact remains that the Parisian management, embodied by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, succeeded in a masterstroke by forcing the decision. All without any noise being whispered in the corridors of the club.
No one knew
“I knew it a few minutes before the announcement”recognized Mauricio Pochettino in a press conference, which was therefore never directly informed of the progress of the negotiations. “Honestly, I found out today. The club and Mbappé managed to remain silent. We got the news at the same time as you”supported Ander Herrera in front of the press after the 5-0 victory against Metz.
Obviously, the information that leaked before this 38th day began to raise awareness among some people at the club, as Marquinhos indicates at the microphone of Premium Video. “He was strong, he didn’t say anything, he didn’t show us anything. We had some clues before the game. We saw the ceremony from the locker room, it boosted us. Indeed, PSG showed a face that we have rarely seen this season. It will be a question of seeing him more often for the next exercise.