Paris St-Germain Prepared to Sell Kylian Mbappe Amid Contract Uncertainty.
Paris St-Germain (PSG) is willing to part ways with French forward Kylian Mbappe this summer rather than risk losing him for free next year. Mbappe, who joined PSG in 2017, has informed the club that he will not renew his contract, which expires at the end of the upcoming season.
The club had set a deadline of July 31st for Mbappe, aged 24, to confirm his intention to extend his contract until 2025. After several months of discussions, Mbappe sent a letter to the club expressing his decision not to renew.
As PSG seeks to redefine their team-building strategy, they are determined not to let Mbappe leave without a transfer fee. The leaked letter has left the club frustrated, and they are now considering selling him, which would undoubtedly attract the attention of top European clubs.
Real Madrid, long-time admirers of Mbappe, could be potential suitors. Mbappe rejected a move to the Bernabeu last year to remain with PSG. Real Madrid’s recent departure of Karim Benzema to Saudi Arabia has created a need for a striker, with Mbappe potentially fitting the bill.
Having initially joined PSG on loan from Monaco before making a €180 million permanent transfer in 2017, Mbappe has been a prolific scorer, netting 212 goals in 260 games. He has also been a key player for the French national team, scoring 38 goals in 68 appearances and delivering a memorable hat-trick in the 2022 World Cup final.
In recent seasons, Mbappe has consistently topped the goal-scoring charts in Ligue 1 and has won five league titles with PSG. However, PSG’s failure to win the UEFA Champions League in the 2022-23 season, exiting the tournament in the last-16 stage against Bayern Munich, has prompted the club to reassess its approach.
Mbappe would be the second high-profile forward to leave PSG this summer, following Lionel Messi’s departure at the end of his contract. Additionally, there have been rumors linking Neymar, the third member of PSG’s star-studded frontline, with a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia.