New Mbappé trick: PSG wants to avert worst-case scenario

There are only around two and a half months left until Kylian Mbappé can hold talks with other clubs about a free transfer next summer. His current employer, Paris Saint-Germain, now has a new idea on how the worst-case scenario can be prevented.

Next chapter in the transfer theater surrounding Kylian Mbappé: According to the Spanish newspaper “Sport” and the TV channel “Sky”, PSG wants to extend their contract with their superstar again. The goal is to prevent a free transfer next summer.

Real Madrid in particular have long since positioned themselves. The Royals are now publicly courting the 24-year-old. Real board member José Manuel Otero Lastres recently said on the Twitch channel “Remontada-Blanca”: “I am confident that he will come.” The Spaniard also said: “Zidane came at the age of 29, Mbappé will come at the age of 25. So he has many years left with us.”

PSG is reportedly offering Mbappé a backdoor contract

Mbappé’s mega transfer to the Spanish capital was already expected last summer, when the striker was temporarily excluded from PSG training after he did not exercise his unilateral contract option for an extension until 2025 and subsequently confirmed this publicly. Now Mbappé could apparently extend it until 2025 – at least on paper, that’s the trick.

According to “Sky”, PSG is offering the player a one-year extension including an exit clause, which should take effect in the summer of 2024. In this way, the French would prevent Real Madrid from getting the superstar without a transfer fee. How high the sum should be is not known.

An agreement is said to have already been made between Mbappé and PSG boss Nasser Al-Khelaifi. The TV station does not know any further details.

Kylian Mbappé is the biggest figurehead of the Sheikh Club. In 269 games so far he has scored an incredible 220 goals and provided 98 assists. The three-time French Footballer of the Year and 2018 World Cup winner had always topped the Ligue 1 top scorers list for the past five years. With PSG he won five championships and three cups.