Lionel Messi was received like a hero at the Paris Saint-Germain Stadium last night. But when the number 7 appeared on the screens and the name of Kylian Mbappé was announced, there were loud boos in the Parc des Princes. As a result, there is much uncertainty surrounding his future, and the fans clearly do not appreciate that.
Mbappé contract expires in less than a year
The French attacker’s contract expires in less than a year, and he would not want to renew, hinting at a departure from Paris. French media reported earlier this week that Mbappé had already informed the club management. However, PSG boss Nasser Al-Khelaifi wants to see a lot of money before letting Mbappe leave. It remains to be seen whether a club wants and primarily can deposit the right amount this transfer window. A bid of 122 million euros from ‘frontrunner’ Real Madrid would have been swept off the table by PSG. The Royal would now like to sell Martin Ødegaard to increase the offer, but time is gradually running out.
Chairman likes to keep the Frenchman on board
The wealthy chairman indicated at the presentation of Messi earlier this week that he would like to keep the Frenchman on board. Kylian is an ambitious player. He wants to win trophies with a strong team. We now have the most competitive team, so there are no excuses for him not to stay,” Al-Khelaifi said.
The booing from the stands did not seem to do much for Mbappé. The French attacker was again of great value to PSG. He scored a goal in the first half and assisted at the 4-2 in the final phase. However, this also saw Messi and Neymar, the two stars with typically form a feared attack trio in the Parc des Princes in Paris.
Mbappé interest from Real?
Rumours are also that Mbappe is leaving for Real Madrid. Although little is officially known about this. The PSG chairman is at least clear at the moment and stated about his team formation: ‘We now have the most competitive team’.