Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi insisted on Kylian Mbappe’s future at PSG in a recent interview he gave on L’Equipe. A battle is coming for both.
It’s no secret that Kylian Mbappe was allegedly promised to leave PSG after he felt his time was over at the club but Al-Khelaifi won’t honor that. When the negotiations were ongoing between AS Monaco and the giants from the capital, the cards were laid out on the table. Initially, Mbappe confirmed his family decided to let him stay in Paris in order to grow alongside them. Going to Real Madrid at such an early age could’ve been detrimental to his professional career.
But now, he is one of the best players in the world and he obviously wants to find a new challenge. Nasser Al-Khelaifi doesn’t seem to care about this and he cares even less about honoring the agreement. We can already see a major disagreement between both sides and the chairman putting his foot on the ground. Much like it happened in the past with other players, he is pressuring Mbappe to sign a new contract with these statements.
Mbappe won’t leave PSG for free.
We need to keep in mind that if he doesn’t sign a new deal with the club, he could leave as a free agent next summer. Nasser doesn’t want to let that happen as he told L’Equipe: “I’ll be clear, Kylian is going to stay with PSG. We’re never going to sell him and he’ll never leave for free. I never give details to the media about ongoing negotiations. All I can say it that it’s progressing well. I hope we’ll find common ground. It’s Paris, it’s his country. He has a mission, not just to be a football player, but to promote Ligue 1, his country and his capital.
“He is a fantastic boy, as a person and as an athlete. He’ll win the Ballon d’Or in years to come, I’m 100% sure. He has everything he needs to extend here. Where can he go? Which club in terms of ambition and project can compete with PSG today? If he expects guarantees on the quality of the team? If he says that, he wants to win and that’s not a bad thing. We are ambitious too. But if he wants to decide who to recruit or not, that is not possible. I repeat, he’s a great boy, I’m sure he says that because he wants a better team to win the Champions League.”