Paris St. Germain star Kylian Mbappe has informed the authorities about his decision to not extend his contract. As per a report in L’Équipé, Mbappe’s contract which is due to expire in June 2024 has an option wherein the footballer can extend for one more year. However, it appears the footballer doesn’t want to extend his stay in the French capital.
Mbappe has been at the club since 2018 after signing from Monaco in a transfer worth a reported $190 million. He has been a pivotal figure for PSG winning five French league titles with the club. However, with Mbappe’s decision, PSG is left with nothing but to sell the player before his contract expires. PSG would not allow Mbappe to leave as a free agent, thus raising the possibility of a transfer battle between clubs this season. Real Madrid who saw their star striker Karim Benzema depart from the club this season will be in the lines to get their hands on the French superstar and strengthen their attacking options. Manchester United and Chelsea will also be looking to sign the superstar.
With this decision by Mbappe, PSG fans are left stunned. The club saw Lionel Messi leave them and join Major League Soccer club Inter Miami. Neymar Jr. who is also an important player for the club is also being reported to be approached by Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal.
Meanwhile, all things aren’t bad for PSG. It is reported that Manchester City star Bernardo Silva is joining Paris St. Germain. Silva has been a big part of Manchester City’s defence and will be a vital cog in PSG’s midfield.