If Kylian Mbappé “wants to stay, we have to sign a new contract, we can’t let one of the best players in the world go for free,” said Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi on Wednesday during the Paris conference. press of new coach Luis Enrique.
If Kylian Mbappé “wants to stay, we have to sign a new contract, we cannot let one of the best players in the world leave for free”, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi warned on Wednesday during the press conference. of new coach Luis Enrique. “He said himself ‘I will never leave for free’. If someone changed their mind, it’s not my fault. We don’t want to let one of the best players in the world leave for free, that’s is very clear”, insisted the manager in front of the media gathered at the new training center of the capital club in Poissy (Yvelines).
“My only option at the moment”
The French international striker, at the club since 2017, has indicated that he wishes to honor his contract until 2024 before a probable departure. In this case, the Parisian club would not recover any transfer compensation. “We want Kylian to stay, but we have to sign a new contract. We don’t want to let the best player in the world today leave for free, it’s impossible”, replied Nasser Al-Khelaïfi after having dodged a first times the question. Mbappé, who had reached the end of his contract, extended to everyone’s surprise in May 2022 at PSG for two seasons plus an additional one, an option he is free to activate by July 31. The star striker has indicated his wish not to.
PSG favors two options: either sell the 2018 world champion and 2022 vice-world champion, recruited in Monaco in 2017 for 180 million euros, this summer to recover transfer compensation, or convince him to extend his contract. beyond 2024. “I said my goal was to continue, to stay at the club, that’s my only option at the moment,” Mbappé commented on June 15 during a team rally. France, after its refusal to activate the additional year until 2025 had been exposed.