On Monday, Kylian Mbappe informed Paris Saint-Germain that he will not exercise the option to extend his contract until 2025, which raises the possibility of him leaving the club this summer, similar to Lionel Messi. The 24-year-old French striker’s current agreement is set to expire at the end of the upcoming season, with an additional year as an option.
If Mbappe doesn’t sign a new contract, there is a risk that the French champions could lose him for free in a year’s time. Consequently, they might consider selling him during this summer transfer window to avoid missing out on a significant financial gain for one of the world’s top players.
Mbappe’s decision not to renew his contract was communicated to the club through a letter and was reported by the French sports daily L’Equipe. This announcement is another setback for PSG, following Lionel Messi’s departure to Inter Miami.
Initially, Mbappe had until July 31, 2023, to make a decision regarding his contract extension. This recent development comes just over a year after he surprised many by rejecting Real Madrid’s offer and signing an extension to stay at the Parc des Princes.
Real Madrid would likely be at the forefront of potential suitors if Mbappe becomes available. However, there has been no immediate response from Mbappe’s entourage regarding his decision, as of late Monday evening.
For PSG, allowing Mbappe to depart for free at the end of his current contract in the summer of 2024 would be a catastrophic outcome. It would not only create a void in the team but also deprive the club of a significant transfer fee that could amount to millions of euros.
The future of Neymar, PSG’s Brazilian star striker who is under contract until 2025, also remains uncertain, adding to the sense of upheaval expected in the French capital this summer.