How Mbappe Blocked Ronaldo’s Return To Manchester United

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Kylian Mbappe’s decision to snub Real Madrid for Paris Saint-Germain, scuppered Manchester United’s hopes of bringing back Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Sunday Times reports that Ronaldo would have been reunited with the Red Devils this summer, if Mbappe had chosen a move the European champions.

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The Blancos were willing to let an unhappy Ronaldo return to Old Trafford, if they secured highly-prized Monaco striker Mbappe as a replacement.

However, the 18-year-old and his father reportedly did not want the player, to be burdened with the responsibility of being Ronaldo’s direct successor at Real so early in his career.

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PSG have confirmed that Mbappe will join them from Monaco on a season-long loan. The loan agreement includes an option for PSG to sign him on a permanent deal until June 2022.

Mbappe’s fee is expected to top €150million and the teenage striker will sign a bumper deal, that will land him a 1900% pay rise.

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The France international who currently earns £16,000 at the Principality, was offered a £120,000-a-week deal by Real Madrid. But will earn £320,000-a-week at PSG.

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