Mbappe will never be sold or leave PSG on a free transfer, insists Al-Khelaifi
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said that Kylian Mbappe will not be allowed to leave the club.
Real Madrid are interested in the PSG star, who is out of contract in 2022 but face a difficult challenge signing him due to the finances involved.
Furthermore, the Ligue 1 runners-up are adamant that the World Cup winner is going nowhere.
Kylian Mbappe has decided to stay with Paris Saint-Germain this summer, likely delaying any potential transfer to Real Madrid until next summer.
The report suggests that Mbappe took the decision on Monday after holding talks with PSG’s senior executives and is expected to make an announcement about it soon. The news has been confirmed by Spanish radio station Cadena SER, with their information coming from sources within the PSG dressing room. PSG’s sporting director Leonardo has also told Mauricio Pochettino and his squad that Mbappe will stay at the club.
With Lionel Messi’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, he will link up with his former Barcelona teammate, Neymar Jr, and World Cup-winning forward Kylian Mbappe in Paris, where the new trio of Messi-Neymar-Mbappe will stand in comparison to other front threes in footballing history is something everyone wants to know.
Mbappe is in the final year of his PSG contract and failure from the club to agree a new deal with the 2018 World Cup winner would see him become available as a free agent, with Real likely to be ready and waiting to snap him up after years of mutual admiration.
Mbappe leaving PSG next summer remains a very real possibility, but for now he is staying put.
The information is credited to Spanish radio network Cadena SER from a source inside the PSG dressing room. It is also thought that sporting director Leonardo has informed head coach Mauricio Pochettino that Mbappe will remain available for selection this season.
What’s been said?
“I’ll be clear, Kylian is going to stay with PSG. We’re never going to sell him and he’ll never leave for free,” Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe.
“I never give details to the media about ongoing negotiations. All I can say it that it’s progressing well. I hope we’ll find common ground.
“It’s Paris, it’s his country. He has a mission, not just to be a football player, but to promote Ligue 1, his country and his capital.
“He is a fantastic boy, as a person and as an athlete. He’ll win the Ballon d’Or in years to come, I’m 100% sure.
“He has everything he needs to extend here. Where can he go? Which club in terms of ambition and project can compete with PSG today?”