KEY POINTS

  • Mbappe could leave PSG as a free agent next summer
  • He is currently the second-most expensive signing in soccer
  • PSG signed Mbappe permanently from Monaco in 2018

In what could be a major blow for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Kylian Mbappe has reportedly refused to sign a new deal with the Ligue 1 giants.

Mbappe, who has just one year left on his PSG contract, has decided to respect his final year in Paris and hence, he won’t force his way out in the ongoing summer transfer window, reported French publication L'Equipe.

PSG signed Mbappe at a transfer fee of $213 million from Monaco in 2018, making the young forward the second-most expensive transfer in the history of the European market after his PSG teammate Neymar ($263m).

Mbappe, whose transfer is expected to break the current world record, is heavily linked with former La Liga champions Real Madrid, considering the La Liga club president Florentino Perez is an admirer of the player. Even though PSG are not ready to listen to any offers for Mbappe, Les Parc des Princes club cannot afford to allow the player to walk away next summer as a free agent. PSG still believe that it will manage to change the decision that the French forward has taken today, according to Spanish publication Marca.

It is understood that Mbappe is trying everything to leave PSG on good terms and wants to next join a club like Real Madrid.

It was previously reported that since Mbappe’s asking price would be a lot for even a club like Real Madrid, the La Liga side was banking on Mbappe to turn down an offer from PSG and move to Santiago Bernabeu as a free agent next summer.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe called the video 'unbearable'
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has made over 140 competitive appearances for the club so far. AFP / FRANCK FIFE

Mbappe has rejected a contract extension from PSG despite the club meeting one of his top demands. It was earlier reported that while discussing his new deal with PSG, Mbappe had made a few demands. One of the demands was over the club making investments in a project that would bring Champions League success to the team. The 2021 summer market has seen PSG keep the promise as they have made capable signings in Liverpool FC’s Gini Wijnaldum, Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi and Italy’s first-choice goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (even though the signing of the last two players has not been officially announced, the deals have been nearly secured).

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