Real Madrid: Griezmann could pave way for Mbappé move

The Catalonia-based newspaper Sport has revealed that, with Antoine Griezmann’s prospects of joining Barcelona fading, PSG are now in pole position to sign the forward, who has reported he is to leave Atlético Madrid.

Such a deal would come with one major potential knock-on effect: it could well push Kylian Mbappé more like a late spring move to Real Madrid.

Griezmann at PSG would push Kylian Mbappé towards Real Madrid

Should they add France’s other chief footballing star to their ranks, the Parisians might just be persuaded to part with Mbappé, who recently raised eyebrows with comments that cast doubt on his future at the Ligue 1 champions: « Maybe it’s an ideal opportunity to take on more duties, » the 20-year-old announced toward the end of last month. « Perhaps at PSG, obviously, or possibly somewhere else with another task. »

Mbappé’s relationship with PSG strike partner Neymar has grown increasingly tense in recent months, with the Frenchman unhappy with his colleague’s prima donna-like antics, the preferential treatment that he is given by PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi, and the altogether higher compensation that he pockets.

Without a doubt, the Brazilian procures an entire 27 million euros more than the 10 million paid to Mbappé, who Madrid would be in a situation to hand a much improved pay.

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