In a move that could compel his club to sell him this summer, Kylian Mbappe has informed Paris Saint-Germain that he will not extend his contract past the year 2025.
The striker’s contract is slated to expire at the conclusion of the 2023–24 season, but because PSG won’t let him go for nothing, he might be offloaded in the coming weeks.
L’Equipe claims that Mbappe wrote a letter to PSG officials informing them of his decision.
This surprise development comes one week after Karim Benzema left Real Madrid, and it will unquestionably revive the Mbappe to Madrid speculations. It’s no secret that Real Madrid has continued to be interested in signing Mbappe despite the recent summer’s new contract.
Despite the fact that Mbappe’s contract at the time was set to expire in the summer of 2022, Real Madrid attempted to sign Mbappe in the summer of 2021, but the French club rejected all of the proposals that arrived at the negotiation table. In the last hours of the 2021 summer transfer window, PSG ran the risk of losing Mbappe for nothing by turning down all proposals up to €180 million.
The three-year contract Mbappe signed last summer was revealed to be a two-year deal with an additional year’s option last month, according to Sky Sports News. The additional year is a player option, thus Mbappe had the choice of whether to exercise it or not.
Mbappe is currently approaching the last year of his contract. Before PSG persuaded him to prolong last year, he was in a comparable situation.
Mbappe has the option to sign a pre-contract agreement with a team outside of France in January if, as anticipated, he does not activate the extra year.
As far as is known, Mbappe is not up for sale and is a crucial component of PSG’s long-term future plans.
Lionel Messi has already left the club. Neymar could be next. If Mbappé also leaves, PSG would suddenly be shorn of the very attacking stars that have been central to the club’s modern identity.