As the summer unfolds, another chapter in the ongoing drama surrounding Kylian Mbappé’s future is set to unfold, and it seems that his relationship with Paris Saint-Germain is rapidly reaching a critical juncture.
By declining to activate the one-year extension clause in his contract, the forward has indicated his intention to depart on a free transfer when the current season concludes.
During Luis Enrique’s introduction as the new head coach, Paris Saint-Germain’s president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, publicly issued an ultimatum to Kylian Mbappé: either sign a new contract or be sold this summer. However, Mbappé has expressed his intention to honor his current deal and has affirmed his desire to remain in Paris for the upcoming season. Beyond that, his plans remain uncertain, leaving an air of mystery.
According to L’Équipe, Mbappé’s team was surprised by Al-Khelaifi’s decision to make PSG’s position public. Nonetheless, their stance remains unchanged, and the player intends to join pre-season training in two weeks.
Mbappé is reportedly perplexed by Al-Khelaifi’s assertion that there was a verbal agreement preventing him from leaving on a free transfer. Although the French captain’s team has not responded to L’Équipe’s request for comment, it is indicated that no such promise was made in private conversations. However, Mbappé has previously expressed his desire to secure a transfer fee for PSG if he were to leave. Nevertheless, he is aware that Real Madrid would be unable to meet PSG’s demands this summer. Thus, the impasse continues.