Kylian Mbappe has reportedly informed Paris Saint-Germain that he has no plans on signing a new contract at the club.
At 20, Mbappe is already one of the world’s most renown footballers following an incredible four years in his native France.
The forward rose to prominence at boyhood club AS Monaco, where he fired them to a first Ligue 1 title in 17 years and the Champions League semi-finals during the 2016/17 campaign.
PSG quickly scooped in and signed Mbappe on loan before making his stay a permanent one last summer for a stunning €135m after he won the World Cup with France in Russia.
Last season saw Mbappe reach new heights again after banging in a remarkable haul of 39 goals in 43 games. It left even his illustrious team-mate Neymar, who wants a Barcelona return now, languishing behind in the shadows.
Nonetheless, PSG still view Neymar as their star man and give him the lion’s share of the team duties like, for example, penalties. This has left Mbappe somewhat frustrated given his exploits on the field.
But the three-time Ligue 1 winner dropped a bombshell on his future in May by suggesting it’s time for him to leave PSG in search of a bigger role.
“It’s a very important moment for me, I’ve come to a turning point in my career,” said Mbappe at the 2019 UNFP awards ceremony.
“I have discovered a lot here, and I feel it is perhaps the moment to have more responsibility.
“I hope that can maybe be at Paris Saint-Germain, that would be a great pleasure. Or perhaps elsewhere with a new project.”
Since those comments, speculation linking Real Madrid to Mbappe has skyrocketed dramatically. Club president Florentino Perez dreams of signing the talented youngster, but may have to wait until next year to make his wish a reality.
But Marca claim that Perez’s hopes of signing Mbappe received a welcome boost after he informed PSG he will not renew his contract with them.
The French forward allegedly told PSG that he will not sign an extension no matter how much they are willing to offer him financially. Therefore, the Parisians must now make a decision on Mbappe given these turn of events.
Although time is still on PSG’s side as Mbappe’s current deal won’t expire until June 2022. Furthermore, he has a market value of €200m and, so, the club can demand a huge fee for his sale.
On the other hand, though, Mbappe may be tempted to rethink his decision should PSG indeed sell Neymar back to Barcelona this summer.