Despite 21 Days of Silence on Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe Pens 7-Word Message for Departing PSG Icon

Published 09/05/2023, 6:45 AM EDT

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In August, Neymar‘s move to the Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal in a staggering $98.6 million deal sent shockwaves through the soccer world. However, another soccer superstar’s silence was equally intriguing amidst this high-profile transfer. PSG starman Kylian Mbappe, despite not posting anything on Neymar’s departure, did something unusual – he penned a 7-word message for another departing PSG icon.

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Neymar and former teammate Lionel Messi endured a turbulent period at Paris Saint-Germain. Over the past two years, the Champions League exits saw both players booed and jeered by PSG fans. Leading Neymar to describe it as living through hell.

Kylian Mbappe shares a heartfelt 7-word message as a tribute to the departing soccer icon

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With the departure of the Spanish center-back Sergio Ramos, Mbappe lost one of his strongest supporters in the PSG dressing room. The Frenchman’s reaction to Ramos’ return to his hometown of Sevilla on Monday was heartfelt. He showed genuine affection for the former Real Madrid captain.

In an Instagram story, Mbappe penned a 7-word message for Sergio Ramos, hinting at the depth of their connection. He wrote, “Good luck my friend, King is back.” It’s worth noting that the former Spanish international became a free agent after his two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired at the end of last season. While Ramos had been closely linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad, he ultimately chose to join Sevilla, his boyhood club.

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The Spaniard moved to PSG on a free transfer in 2021 after failing to reach an agreement to extend his remarkable 16-year stay at Real Madrid. During his two seasons in France, Ramos won two Ligue 1 titles, leaving an indelible mark on PSG.

The relationship between Kylian Mbappe and Sergio Ramos has always transcended the confines of a professional partnership. Since the Spanish defender arrived in Paris, he has consistently maintained a warm and friendly rapport with the young French star. At the age of 24, Mbappe had an uncertain future in the French capital as he appeared poised for a move away.

Mbappe’s uncertain future and Real Madrid’s interest

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The football world was abuzz with speculation when Mbappe communicated his decision not to renew his contract beyond 2024. Real Madrid emerged as the most plausible destination for the prodigious talent.

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However, the situation has since cooled down. The 24-year-old has shifted his focus to the Parisian club and demonstrated his commitment on the field. He has already scored five goals in three games for the Ligue 1 giants in the current season. Reassuring PSG fans of his dedication.

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The dreams of those who had hoped for a last-minute signing of Kylian Mbappe were ultimately shattered. This decision has left Real Madrid, the renowned Spanish football club, entering the upcoming season without a star striker, after a long time in their illustrious history.

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Sourav Jyoti Kalita is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Soccer has been a passion he follows since school days where he has participated extensively in matches where he looks for a chance to don the jersey and take the field. A fan of the glorious Red Devils, he also ardently supports his local team North East United that plays in the Indian Super League.
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