Mbappé at Newcastle? How a star got ‘scare’ when he was hired in a game

Newcastle e PSG face each other once again this Tuesday (28), at 5pm (Brasília time), for the 5th round of the group stage of the Champions League. A reunion after the 4-1 defeat in England and which has Kylian Mbappé as a central character.

With the growth of investments in the English club since the purchase by the Saudi government fund, the number 7 had his name mentioned in the St. James Park team in October 2021, in an offer that, according to European newspapers, could reach 305 million pounds. The transfer, as everyone knows, never happened – at least in real life.

A few weeks after the rumors, during a trip with the national team, Francethe PSG star was surprised by his teammate Antoine Griezmann and showed that he really didn’t want to defend the new billionaire in the world of football.

In a video released by the French Federation, the athlete from Atlético de Madrid showed Ousmane Dembélé his history in the famous game Football Manager. Passionate about the game, which allows players to act as coach of the main teams in the world, Griezmann managed Newcastle and boasted of having won all possible titles: Premier LeagueChampions League, FA Cup, England Super Cup e UEFA Super Cup.

And not just for that. “Coach” Griezmann achieved the feat of signing Mbappé to Newcastle in 2027 for 137 million pounds. And, excited about the reinforcement, he made a point of telling his partner, who wasn’t very happy with the transfer in the virtual world.

“Newcastle? It’s not very hot there, is it?” asked the striker, who had already given a negative response to actor Tom Holland, a fan of Newcastle. Tottenhamabout the chance to defend the London team.

This season, Newcastle made fun of Mbappé. After the rout at St. James Park, on its official account on “X” (formerly “Twitter”), the English club published a photo featuring defenders Dan Burn and Fabian Schär, who scored goals in the victory over PSG, next to shirt 7.

“Two players in this photo scored last night,” reads the caption.

The star of the French team went blank in the duel held in England. Would this be a motivation for the reunion?

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