Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful that Kylian Mbappe will sign a new contract at the club, despite his interest in joining Real Madrid, according to Adam Crafton of The Athletic. PSG of course turned down a reported €200 million fee for Mbappe in the summer transfer window. His contract expires at the end of the season, so PSG are at risk of losing him on a free.
Paris Saint-Germain Hopeful Kylian Mbappe Will Sign New Contract
PSG Believe Mbappe Will Stay
It was a crazy summer of transfers; whilst Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo broke the football part of the internet with their moves, the next generational talents in Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland stayed put.
It could have been all so different though, had PSG accepted Real Madrid’s record-breaking €200 million offer for Mbappe. Florentino Perez was determined to make Mbappe the next Galactico, however PSG were not ready to let him go.
Mbappe’s contract expires at the end of next season, and so, beginning from January 2022, Mbappe will have the freedom to discuss, and potentially sign, a contract with Madrid starting from next season. However, it now seems that PSG are hoping to convince Mbappe to sign a new contract.
In Crafton’s report, he claims that there is one factor that could help convince Mbappe to stay: Lionel Messi. Whilst the blockbuster transfer still doesn’t feel right amongst many football fans, it has opened the door to potentially the greatest attacking combination of all time.
Messi, Mbappe, and Neymar linking up together is mouth-watering, and PSG hope that it can prove sufficient to convince Mbappe to stay. PSG clearly feel that the trio can make history, and at the end of the day, why wouldn’t you want to play alongside Messi for as long as possible?
It is a big risk, however, as Mbappe has not kept his desire to play for Real Madrid a secret. PSG sporting director Leonardo all but confirmed his desire to leave this summer. It seems inevitable that Mbappe will make his move to Madrid one day. However, PSG still hold out hope that it won’t be next summer.
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