The individuals pulling the strings in ‘Operation Mbappe’

Advertisements

Background work on Kylian Mbappe‘s potential move to Real Madrid in the summer is ongoing, as Los Blancos are hoping to acquire his services on a free transfer, with the Frenchman’s contract ending in June.

Meanwhile, Delphine Verheyden – the player’s lawyer and the woman who in charge of handling all of his legal matters, both professional and personal – is the one who will go through his new contract, whether that will be with Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid .

For the time being, it is Verheyden who is in charge of Mbappe’s future along with the striker’s mother Fayza Lamari. The two women are among the individuals who will be key to the France international’s future.

Delphine Verheyden: Mbappe’s lawyer

Verheyden is regarded as a brilliant lawyer who advises several elite athletes in France, such as judoka Teddy Riner and pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie. Mbappe’s family have a close relationship with her since the time that he was at Monaco.

“If you want to make history at Real Madrid, you should go for it,” she advised Mbappe, as she is convinced that his brand image will be boosted if he joins Los Blancos in summer.

“Whether I negotiate a contract of 100,000 euros or 10 million euros, I apply the same hourly rate,” she told Le Parisien to explain her working method.

“My goal is to help athletes avoid the accidents of life and stay on the right track from a legal point of view. That means to provide them with expert advice on managing their image [rights].

“We classify proposals from teams and sponsors, negotiate them, but we also encourage clients to create their own structure, a company image and form a work team.”

Fayza Lamari: Mbappe’s mother

She is firm in the negotiations, ambitious and very tempted by PSG’s contract extension offers. On more than one occasion, she has advised Mbappe to renew his contract as a sign of gratitude to the club and to French football. As MARCA’s Juan Ignacio Gallardo revealed on February 12, she has asked to receive a percentage of Real Madrid shirt sales.

Advertisements

She has a good relationship with PSG sporting director Leonardo and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. For the time being, however, Mbappe continues to be firm on his decision to play for Real Madrid.

Luis Campos: The man who discovered Mbappe could join Real Madrid

The man who built Mbappe’s Monaco side maintains a close relationship with France France international. Real Madrid are reportedly interested in strengthening their sporting project with the appointment of Campos, who is in constant contact with both Mbappe’s family and with the player himself.

Real Madrid want to build a perfect environment for Mbappe to thrive and Campos’ potential arrival could be crucial.

PSG tried to sign him last summer, but the two parties did not reach a deal. Campos did work for Real Madrid when Jose Mourinho was in charge and he is specialized in bringing in talented players, as he did at Lille, who won Ligue 1 in 2020/21.

For now, Real Madrid have been collaborating with him as a consultant, but if Mbappe joins Los Blancos, Campos will have a more advanced role in the team.

Christophe Henrotaye: Agent close to the family and Real Madrid

Thibaut Courtois’ representative has been based in Monaco for five years, which helped him gain the trust of Kylian Mbappe’s family. He is key to the talks between Real Madrid and the French footballer, given the good relationship he has with both parties. Henrotaye has an extraordinary relationship with Real Madrid thanks to the signing of Courtois from Chelsea in 2018 for just 35 million euros. Meanwhile, the two parties decided recently to extend the Belgium international’s contract until 2026.

In the Mbappe case, Christophe works discreetly, but he is one of the most authoritative voices and a figure that Real Madrid have used as intermediary.

Kia Joorabchian: The link with PSG

The Iranian agent is, along with Giuliano Bertolucci, representing many of the players who feature for the Brazilian national team. Kia acted as an intermediary in the complicated talks between Real Madrid and PSG last summer. He maintains a good relationship with both the Ligue 1 club and Real Madrid, closely following Al Khelaifi’s attempts to extend the French footballer’s contract. He does not have close ties with Mbappe’s family, and he is not involved much in the talks at the moment.

.

Advertisements

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*