Kylian Mbappe tells PSG he desires to depart in the summertime
Young superstar Kylian Mbappe has reportedly told Paris Saint-Germain that he is planning to leave this summer.
Mbappe came to PSG from title rivals Monaco in the 2017 summer transfer window, initially on loan before finally making the move a year later for around 180 million euros.
Mbappe celebrates his third goal against Barcelona
Since then he has been sensational for Les Parisiens, scoring 122 goals in 162 games in all competitions. This has helped the club to three league titles, four national trophies and a Champions League final.
He also scored four goals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, including one in the final when France won the tournament.
Mbappe’s future has always been the focus of media speculation and Real Madrid seemed intent on getting the Frenchman to the Bernabeu.
Los Blancos got some good news. Deportes Cuatro report that the youngster has told PSG that he will not sign a new contract and that he would like to leave the club in the summer.
The 22-year-old is set to be a future Ballon d’Or winner and recent Champions League performances against Barcelona and Bayern Munich have accelerated the hype surrounding him. This has increased its market value to an obscene level.
However, the former Monaco man will be out of the contract in just over a year, so he may be available for a free transfer if he doesn’t renew. The Ligue 1 club could sell it this summer while it still has value.
Mbappe could be on his way to Real Madrid
Deportes Cuatro claim Mbappe has set himself the goal of moving to Madrid. The Spanish giants also want to win Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, who has become one of the most sought-after players in the world over the past two years.
This news will be alarming for PSG, who could also lose Brazilian playmaker Neymar next year. The former Santos man also no longer has a contract in 2022 and was strongly linked to a move to Barcelona.
Neymar and Mbappe are currently the two most expensive footballers of all time. It will be a devastating blow to PSG if they both lose on a free transfer.
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