Things are constantly changing in the Kylian Mbappe soap opera that we have been watching for the last year and a half.
The euphoria of last week has given way to a strange feeling that Mbappe and his entourage might have now closed the door on Real Madrid, though that has not happened.
The lack of communication from the Frenchman has confused some of the Spanish club’s directors, but not all of them, as some had been saying for long time that the player was not going to make a decision until the last minute. And that is what is going to happen.
Although it may sound strange, there is currently a lack of knowledge of a decision that seemed certain not so long ago.
Real Madrid wanted silence until the Champions League final had been played, yet what they have found is a never-ending story that has caused uncertainty due to its lack of an outcome, one way or another.
The silence contrasts with the player’s total predisposition in recent times to communicate or deny the multitude of information that has been appearing.
After saying yes to the move, there has been no further news, which is something that has caused surprise. This tension proves that those who insisted that nothing was final until his signing was announced were right to be cautious.
Taking the right steps in the pursuit of Mbappe
At Valdebebas, Real Madrid are convinced that they’ve taken the right steps over the last few months.
Firstly, they respected Paris Saint-Germain and then, when they were allowed to, reached an agreement with Mbappe that is not yet broken, even if it is in doubt.
Real Madrid deny that there has been anything untoward going on over the last few days. There have been some surprising reports this week, but nobody has called to demand or ask for more money.
The feeling they have right now at Real Madrid is one of uncertainty. There is nothing left to do but wait.
The countdown has already begun, but the idea was to have all the cards in their hands, which they don’t currently have.
There is no drama, but there is stress in the face of a decision that Mbappe has not wanted to make public for now.
Real Madrid knew from the start that it was all down to the personal decision of a footballer who is subject to all kinds of pressure and who likes to feel and be the centre of attention.
This is exactly why Real Madrid have always maintained their position of saying “until he’s at the Bernabeu…”.
For now, everything remains up in the air. In the worst case scenario, Real Madrid will move for other targets.