The case of Kylian Mbappé has become a matter of state in France.
From Macron on several occasions to Sarkozy have spoken to the French player so that he does not leave the Parisian team. They argue that he is an icon in France and that he is the main representative of French sport, a symbol for young people.
It may also be that the pressures that the Emir of Qatar has put on the player have had no effect on Kylian and he has turned to the French leaders to put pressure on him on moral and ethical grounds.
The billionaire's potential investments may have weighed heavily on French politicians.
Pressure that is based on becoming a political icon in France with full powers over the team in terms of transfers and departures.
In short, change a very brilliant sporting career in the white team where he would be the best paid player and with an already experienced team or continue to bet on a world team made with millions of euros and that has already failed several times, the last one at the hands of the Madrid team itself. To continue playing in a minor league where there are barely two or three top-level matches a year. This is the reason why the super team does not measure up when facing real European teams.
The cherry on top of the pressure from politicians, Macron and Sarkozy will be Zinedine Zidane who looks set to be the next PSG coach and who has been instrumental in convincing Mbappé.
Real Madrid's bid for the French star has been unbeatable. Last year they went as far as offering 200 million euros for a player who was to be released in a few months.
It has offered him an extraordinary contract above all his teammates. Even giving him the image rights at will.
Even the signing of Erling Haaland was rejected so that the Frenchman would feel he was a protagonist in the Real Madrid project.
The attitude of the player and his entourage is very suspicious. They do not listen to Florentino's calls after having closed a very advantageous deal in September.
The presence of the Emir of Qatar in Europe, the last few days we saw him in Madrid where Spanish politicians did not stop entertaining him, has led to a radical turn of events.
The hiring of Zinedine Zidane has been key for the French icon to convince Kylian with a project where he will be the cornerstone of the project, with the recovery of a Ramos, Neymar and Messi that Zidane thinks are recoverable. In addition to his best friend, the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi.
Zidane is drawing on his experience of managing a star-studded dressing room to put together a competitive team.
But everything suggests that, however good a player manager, Zidane succeeded at Real Madrid because of the legacy he inherited from José Mourinho and the quality and professionalism of the likes of Benzema, Modric, Kroos, Casemiro, Courtois and Carvajal.
These players exude madridismo in their veins and they have shown it in the last knockout rounds that were more than lost.
If the French star decides to renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and does not keep his word, the door to the best team in the world, where he could have made history, will be definitively closed.
Zinedine Zidane will also be marked by the madridismo to be part of a great disappointment.
Not for many years have Madrid fans been as excited as they were with the possible arrival of Kylian Mbappé, to the point of being sent off with applause at the Bernabéu and at the Parc des Princes in the last play-offs.
Madrid fans have faith in Florentino Pérez and his code word of a year ago "tranquilos". But the silence and isolation of the French player is very suspicious.
Maybe it is a strategy, we will know today, PSG play their last match at 21,00h. Real Madrid play on Saturday 28th the final of the Champions League against Liverpool, another big European club like Madrid, which the Emir's team will never come close to in prestige, no matter how much money they have and how much pressure they use with politicians.
If he announces that he is renewing his contract, it will be a big blow for Madrid and he can't announce that he is going to Real Madrid with the Champions League final in 7 days.
A very strange case, very complex, that is making madridismo very tired.