On Monday, Kylian Mbappe informed Paris Saint-Germain that he would not be exercising the option to extend his contract until 2025, potentially paving the way for his departure from the club this summer.
The 24-year-old French striker’s current deal expires at the end of the upcoming season, with an additional year as an option.
This decision puts PSG at risk of losing Mbappe on a free transfer next year, prompting them to consider selling him during this transfer window to avoid missing out on a significant financial gain for one of the world’s top players.
Mbappe’s choice not to renew his contract, conveyed through a letter to the club and reported by French sports daily L’Equipe, deals a fresh blow to PSG following Lionel Messi’s departure to Inter Miami. The deadline for Mbappe to make a decision had been set for July 31, 2023.
This development comes just over a year after Mbappe rejected Real Madrid and surprised many by signing a contract extension with PSG.
Real Madrid is likely to be a key contender for his signature once again.
As of late Monday evening, there was no immediate response from Mbappe’s entourage when queried about the situation.
Should he leave on a free transfer at the end of his current contract in the summer of 2024, it would have severe consequences for PSG, both in terms of the team’s composition and the potential loss of significant transfer revenue.
The future of fellow Brazilian star striker Neymar, who is under contract until 2025, also remains uncertain as PSG faces a summer of potential upheaval in the French capital.