It was an extremely wild final day of the summer transfer window, with countless players taking their talents to new clubs. Real Madrid meanwhile, was able to sign a young Frenchman, but it was Eduardo Camavinga, not Kylian Mbappe. Los Blancos offered a bag of money to PSG for their talisman, but the club didn’t budge, claiming they wanted €200 million for Mbappe. Well, Florentino Perez ultimately said sure, we’ll pay it. Even after meeting their asking price, PSG still didn’t let the France international go.

Long story short, Paris got finessed. Real Madrid may have to wait until next summer to get Mbappe, but they won’t have to put out a dime. He becomes a free agent in 2022 and although the Parisians have recently said the player won’t leave on a free transfer, Mbappe has zero interest in renewing his contract in the French capital. He’s clearly keen on a fresh start in Madrid and will be open to sign a pre-contract agreement in January.

Yes, PSG has built a squad that is poised to win every trophy imaginable this season. With a frontline of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe, it’s hard to imagine them losing much of anything.