‘Shocked’ Mbappe says ‘no’ to re-signing, ‘considering sale’

Kylian Mbappe (24-Paris Saint-Germain) is out of the summer transfer market.

“Mbappe has told PSG he will not sign a new contract (triggering an option to extend),” the British public broadcaster reported on Wednesday (June 12). The club is ready to sell rather than risk giving him away for free. His current contract expires at the end of next season,” the report said.

“Mbappe has until July 31 to tell the club whether he wants to re-sign. But after months of talks, he has sent a letter declining an extension. Mbappe can leave next summer for no transfer fee. PSG are determined not to let him go in vain. This means that we could sell him if we are not convinced,” he added.

Mbappe joined PSG on loan from AS Monaco in the summer of 2017 on a free transfer. The following year, he moved permanently for a transfer fee of €180 million. The contract was for four years until June 2022.

Heading into free agency last summer, Mbappe was expected to join Real Madrid. However, the tide changed at the last minute, with PSG offering a de facto blank check and the right to intervene in the club’s affairs, according to Marca. This, coupled with pressure from the French political establishment and Qatari capital, turned Mbappe’s heart toward PSG. He signed a new contract in May 2022, wearing a jersey with the number ‘2025’ on the back.

As such, Mbappe’s contract was thought to run until 2025. However, reports have since emerged to change that. According to France’s L’Equipe, Mbappe’s three years were two base years and a one-year extension option, with the latter set to be exercised by Mbappe alone. The media outlet explained that the one-year extension option must be decided by July 31, after which it will be removed.메이저놀이터

In this situation, Mbappe informed PSG that he would not be exercising the extension option. As a result, PSG was forced to prepare for a sale as Mbappe’s contract was set to expire in a year’s time. On July 13, France’s RMC Sport reported, “PSG are looking to sell Mbappe in the summer transfer window. This is to prevent him from leaving as a free agent (without a transfer fee) in a year’s time.”

This is how the ‘big fish’ Mbappe came to be on the transfer market this summer. The problem is that PSG’s asking price is astronomical. “PSG will demand a transfer fee well in excess of €186 million ($256 million),” the New York Times reported.

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