Is Kylian Mbappe leaving PSG this Summer? exploring the unexpected twist in French star’s contract extension

Kylian Mbappe is now close to leaving Paris Saint Germain this summer as the Frenchman has refused to renew his existing contract.

Kylian Mbappe is once again close to leaving PSG, after previously trying in 2022. He was close to signing for Real Madrid at the time, though he chose to renew his contract again to stay in the capital. It seems that he has now changed his mind about staying.

This comes as a shock to the club, who are now again stuck in an impossible situation. Either they have to sell him this season or have to risk letting him leave for free next summer.

Kylian Mbappe tells PSG he won’t renew his contract beyond 2024

In 2022, when he signed the contract renewal it was for three years until 2025. But, now it is revealed that it is actually a two-year contract, with an option to extend for one more year by the player’s side. This mean’s that his contract with PSG is set to expire in the summer of 2024, at which point he can leave the club for free.

Mbappe sent a formal letter to the club this Monday, where he said that he will not be activating the clause to renew his contract for one more year. PSG is said to understand that Mbappe intends to leave the club. Though Mbappe himself did not say he wants to leave, just that he won’t be renewing his contract.

According to French outlet L’Equipe, The club has now decided on an ultimatum. Either Mbappe has to sign a new contract with them or they will sell him to another club this summer. This is to avoid losing him on a free transfer next season.

Kylian Mbappe PSG 2022-23

Kylian Mbappe first joined the club from Monaco in a €180 million deal in 2018. As such, the club wants to get a return on some of that money and is said to considering offers of around €150 million. They are also battling FFP rules and the money could prove very useful to them.

PSG is in a bad situation right now as they have already lost Lionel Messi on a free transfer to Inter Miami. Neymar Jr is also expected to leave the club, after years of trouble at the club. All of this means the club will be without a recognizable star player for the first time in recent years.

Real Madrid eyeing to sign Kylian Mbappe for summer transfer

Since Kylian Mbappe is on the market technically, the most obvious possible destination is Real Madrid. Mbappe is a lifelong fan of the club, specifically of their legend Cristiano Ronaldo. It is reported that Mbappe’s dream is to play for Madrid one day and it could come true now. Rumors have persisted from 2017 that the club will buy the striker, but it has never been done.

While he was offered the chance to join the club in 2022, wide pressure led to him signing for Paris. Specifically, the President of France put pressure on him as well.

Mbappe has since apologized to the fans and President Florentino Pérez. The recent news of Mbappe’s refusal to sign a contract extension comes as a blessing to Madrid.

The club has recently seen the departure of legendary striker Karim Benzema, who left on a free to join Saudi club Al Ittihad. This means that they need to find a replacement striker quickly to stay competitive for trophies after a bad season. 

The club was already looking at Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Chelsea’s Kai Havertz as possible replacements. But Mbappe’s availability changes everything.

There is no doubt the club will do everything to sign Mbappe from PSG this summer. Negotiations are expected in the following weeks, as the deal will surely be complicated. They don’t have to worry about competition from other clubs as well, as Mbappe will surely not snub his dream club again.

We could finally see the end of a transfer saga that will see Kylian Mbappe claim his place as the successor to Madrid’s long list of legendary attackers.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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