Kylian Mbappe has denied claims that he blindsided Paris Saint-Germain with his letter regarding the contract renewal.
The French striker made headlines by informing PSG through written communication that he will not be exercising the 12-month option in his current contract, which extends until 2024.
This decision presents PSG with a choice of either selling Mbappe during the current transfer window or allowing him to depart on a free transfer next year.
The situation has sparked significant interest and speculation in the football world.
Despite the attention surrounding his letter, Mbappe has refuted any suggestion that he blindsided the club.
For his part, Mbappe insists PSG have long known his plans: “The board of directors has been informed since 15 July 2022 of my decision not to renew beyond 2024, and the letter sent on Monday is only intended to confirm what I had already told them.
“I have never discussed an extension with PSG.”
Real Madrid is indeed considered one of the frontrunners for Kylian Mbappe’s signature, given their long-standing interest in the player.
The Spanish club has been linked with Mbappe for several years and has expressed a desire to bring him to the Santiago Bernabeu.