The future of Kylian Mbappé, the French football sensation, has reached a critical juncture as envoys from Qatar have descended upon Paris to engage in discussions with the player’s entourage. Their primary objective is to persuade Mbappé to continue his career with Paris Saint-Germain, according to AS.
Last week, optimism prevailed within the upper echelons of PSG following a face-to-face meeting between the player and Nasser Al Khelaïfi, the club’s president. This positive atmosphere has paved the way for a crucial meeting between Qatar and Mbappé, which could potentially lead to a direct encounter with the player next week.
Having recently reintegrated Mbappé into the first team after a four-week absence, PSG firmly believes that they can convince the talented forward to extend his contract. Therefore, the initial meeting between Qatar and Mbappé’s camp will be followed by a direct discussion with the player. While nothing is set in stone, there is a strong belief in the Gulf state that significant progress towards a renewal can be made this week.
However, if Mbappé does express his desire to leave PSG, something he has not yet done publicly, Qatar will request a clear and unambiguous statement from him. This will be one of the conditions to be addressed in the upcoming meeting, along with the club’s unwavering stance. Any team interested in acquiring Mbappé’s services will have to pay a lump sum of €250 million, without any room for negotiation or considering different variables.
Mbappé’s position, as of now, remains unchanged from the letter he sent on June 12th, in which he stated his intention not to activate the clause for unilateral renewal until 2025. Nevertheless, PSG has regained hope for his renewal following the meeting that took place last Saturday at Parc des Princes. Without boasting of victory, the visit of several Qatari representatives holds significance, as it signifies an increased possibility of securing his contract extension, according to private sources within the Parisian club.
While Mbappé’s renewal may not be immediate, the meetings scheduled for this week, the first between Qatar and the player’s entourage, and the other with the French international directly (date yet to be determined), could prove decisive in charting the course for the upcoming season. PSG firmly believes in its ability to renew his contract, aiming to recreate the scenario of 2022. These conversations have resumed after several weeks of stagnation.
We are entering a crucial phase that will ultimately determine the future of Kylian Mbappé. PSG would only consider selling him if the player declares his desire to leave in the coming days, and for a fixed price of no less than €250 million, as previously stated. For now, the forward has been reintegrated into the first team with the aim of fulfilling the final year of his contract.