Mbappe future at PSG in doubt after refusal to extend contract

Kylian Mbappe has informed Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) that he will not be extending his contract with the club until 2025, potentially paving the way for his departure this summer.

PARIS – Kylian Mbappe has informed Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) that he will not be extending his contract with the club until 2025, potentially paving the way for his departure this summer.

The French striker’s current deal expires at the end of the upcoming season, with an option for an additional year.

Mbappe’s decision not to renew raises concerns for PSG, who risk losing him for free next year if they don’t sell him this summer.

The news of Mbappe’s decision comes shortly after Lionel Messi‘s departure from PSG to Inter Miami.

L’Equipe, the French sports daily, revealed that Kylian sent a letter to the club announcing his intention.

Real Madrid, who were previously snubbed by Mbappe when he extended his contract with PSG last year, could be among the suitors for the talented forward.

France's Kylian Mbappe tries to dribble a Bafana Bafana player during their international friendly (Picture-EPA)
FILE PHOTO: France’s Kylian Mbappe tries to dribble a Bafana Bafana player during their international friendly recently. (Picture-EPA)
Mbappe’s decision leaves PSG in dilemma

Losing the decorated French forward on a free transfer in 2024 would be a significant blow for PSG, both in terms of the team’s composition and the financial implications of not receiving a transfer fee.

Neymar, PSG’s Brazilian star striker, also has an uncertain future as the club faces a potentially tumultuous summer.

Mbappe, who joined PSG from Monaco in 2017 on a loan that turned into a permanent deal worth €180 million ($194 million), has established himself as one of the world’s best forwards.

He played a key role in France’s World Cup victory in 2018 and has consistently impressed at both the club and international level.

Last month, Mbappe hinted that he could leave PSG in 2024, stating that he would honor his contract for the upcoming season.

While questions about his future persist, the striker appeared relaxed during training with the French national team at Clairefontaine.

Mbappe’s decision adds to the frustrations of PSG’s Qatari owners, who have experienced a challenging season on and off the pitch.

Despite winning the French title, the club faced disappointment in the Champions League and is currently seeking a successor to coach Christophe Galtier.

Neymar, PSG’s other high-profile forward, has struggled with injuries and suspensions since joining the club from Barcelona in 2017.

While he has contributed significantly to PSG’s goal tally, his fitness concerns have been a recurring issue.

The coming months will likely be pivotal for PSG as they navigate the potential departure of Mbappe and the uncertainties surrounding Neymar‘s future.

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