Summer change probably off the table: Mbappé makes promises to PSG

Summer change probably off the table: Mbappé makes promises to PSG

In terms of sport, the 0-0 draw against FC Lorient was disappointing for Paris St. Germain, but the club apparently made significant progress throughout the game. The TV cameras caught a cheerful Kylian Mbappé in the stands next to newcomer Ousmane Dembelé, the next day the club announced that the 24-year-old attacker would be back in first-team training with immediate effect and no longer part of “training group two”. ” be.

Pictures from the Poissy training center showed the forward laughing on the field. President Nasser Al-Khelaifi is said to have even made a statement to the assembled team in the dressing room to make it clear that Mbappé fully identifies with the club. On Matchday 2 in Toulouse, Mbappé should be back in coach Luis Enrique’s squad.

The decision is the result of “very constructive and positive talks between Paris St. Germain and Kylian Mbappé before the Lorient game”. According to consistent media reports, the talks went so well that Mbappé even promised the club not to leave PSG for free in 2024 – not even to Real Madrid, which is repeatedly associated with the striker.

Mbappé’s refusal to extend the player’s contract option for a further year had once been the impetus for another summer of chaos and rumors surrounding the 2018 world champion’s move. Like his strike partner Neymar, he wasn’t even in the squad against Lorient.

Even a contract extension in Paris should now be possible again. According to “ESPN”, the first talks in this direction are said to have already taken place. If an extension does not take place, PSG could only collect a transfer fee for the attacker in winter. Al-Khelaifi had made it clear several times that Mbappé would not be allowed to go on a free transfer, who in turn emphasized that he wanted to play for PSG this season. For this reason, he had also rejected an offer from the Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal. Neymar could sign again there.

Recently, it was speculated that PSG Mbappé would have offered a clause that would guarantee the player a change next summer if the contract were extended. Whether this is still part of the considerations is not clear from the new reports.


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