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Champions League final: How Kylian Mbappe fallout has affected Real Madrid's build-up

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Posted: 27/05/22 - 11:27
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Announce the signing of Kylian Mbappe - arguably the world's most coveted player - at the start of the week, and win the Champions League at the end of it.

That was the expectation from club president Florentino Perez, who had been ultra confident a deal for the World Cup-winning France forward would be done.

That Mbappe chose to stay at Paris St-Germain has not gone down well. The Madrid press have been apoplectic, to the point that in the early part of this week all coverage was about the non-deal rather than the small matter of Saturday's final against Liverpool.

The fallout has involved Karim Benzema courting controversy, but may actually end up being good news for some of the Bernabeu club's key players.

Either way, it has certainly not been the build-up to their bid for a 14th Champions League title that Real Madrid had been expecting.

I Call True: Enough of a fallout to unbalance the team ahead of their game against Liverpool? I don't think so

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34 days
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Late to the party - but it didnt make a jot of difference in the end
35 days
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The contract PSG gave him was obscene, it was absolutely crazy, he's being paid a million euros a WEEK and he got a 180 MILLION sign on fee, there's more but that alone turns my stomach!

Oh and my Heart wants Liverpool to win but Real are not going to be a pushover by any stretch!
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Proper messed them around, good news for some of Reals team who will not be sold off now and not enough of a problem for it to affect their game on Saturday