Florentine Perez I knew from the start that it was not going to be easy to get Mbappe of the Paris Saint–Germain. In fact, the club has shown that it had a perfect plan to do it, but not even with those: there was some skepticism that it would work. For the moment, the situation is clearly favorable for whites, with a PSG that seems to have softened once Madrid has gotten serious. And the fact is that the president has shown that, when he has to face tough negotiators, he is usually the winner.
“The position of the club is clear; we will not change or repeat it“said Al-Khelaïfi after the draw for the Champions League group stage in Istanbul. A message that left the Madrid fans cold. However, hours later and thanks to the offer of 180 million that has reached the offices of the Parque de los Principes. It was the final step for the negotiations to begin, which will not be prolonged since Madrid is willing to do anything to sign him and PSG has understood that they cannot retain their star.
It is a situation similar to the one that Florentino experienced with the signing of Bale in 2013. Days before becoming official, Daniel Levy, president of the Tottenham, He assured the press that there were no options for Gareth to leave the club. He pronounced the already mythical “never, never, never” (never, never, never) when they asked him about the left-hander’s march. However, the white club pushed its options to the end and achieved the goal. I beat one of the toughest negotiators on the market to end up signing Bale for 100 million euros. A year before he had already achieved it with ModricAlthough the Croatian had to rebel to convince Levy.
Years before, Florentino had already had to fight with Juventus, Inter and Manchester United for the signing of Zidane, Ronaldo and Beckham. In all these cases, as well as in that of Bale, Modric or Mbappé, they were key the desire of all of them to wear white. The most remembered of all was the transfer of Ronaldo in 2002. After a summer of flirting, the top white leader accelerated to close the Brazilian 45 minutes before the close of the transfer market.
Recently, one of the clubs with which he has had the most to see himself in the offices has been with the Chelsea, personified in Marine Gorovskaia. The managing director of the London team is one of the most respected executives in European football for her negotiating skills. However, he has also had to give in to Madrid. First with Courtois and later with Hazard. They wanted to keep both of them, but they finished their contract a year later and the Madrid board of directors drew up a perfect strategy to remove them from the team blue.
They are key hours to know the future of Mbappé. They happen at the end of the transfer market, when the club performs better. Concha Espina. Everything seems on track for Kylian to be the new idol of the Santiago Bernabeu and then Florentino will have won again.