In Real Madrid, they know that Kylian Mbappé is the main target of the transfer market and they will try to sign him as a free agent in the upcoming summer transfer window to put an end to a long-standing soap opera.
The future of Kylian Mbappé is more uncertain than ever. Although the French forward stated that he would give everything for PSG to go as far as possible this season, his performance has raised some doubts and the good results have not been consistent for a long time. The start of the 2023/24 season has also brought surprising news from France.
The French newspaper L’Équipe has made it clear that Kylian Mbappé and PSG have a “much calmer” relationship after the tense confrontation between both parties during last summer’s ‘Mbappé case’: the Bondy attacker refused to renew his contract, which led to his exclusion from first-team training and the preseason tour in Japan.
His imminent status as a free agent, which he could become at the end of this season, worries the offices at Parc des Princes. However, L’Équipe mentions that PSG “does not want to pressure their player, but they hope to convince him to renew, and in no case will they exclude him from the team regardless of his final decision.” Al-Khelaïfi wants to take it easy in order to convince the entourage of their star player more easily.
Mbappé, according to this French newspaper, “is very calm about his future” and “has put aside” the decision he will make at the end of the season. However, there is a key date that everyone is waiting for, especially the Parisian executives, and that L’Équipe points out as crucial: “until the end of PSG’s adventure in the Champions League. Once this happens and depending on when this end occurs, his decision will be made.”
The verdict of this newspaper is clear: “falling early in the Champions League would make the Frenchman think about leaving PSG.” The top European competition has proven to be particularly elusive for the number 7 of the French capital club and it is the true litmus test for the continuity of Kylian Mbappé, who is banking everything on the highest card that can be won in world football.