Kylian Mbappe could be on the market this summer following his communication via letter to Paris Saint-Germain that he will not be triggering any option to extend his current contract until 2025.
His move has shocked the PSG management board, who were convinced that they were preparing a new contract proposal for the striker that would see him extend his contract until 2025. The management now believes that the information was leaked to the media before it reached them, and this has made the situation between Kylian and PSG extremely tense.
Last summer, Mbappe sent a message to the French club informing them that he wanted to leave, but he later went ahead to sign a two-year contract extension with an option to extend for one more year.
The French international, whose deal is expected to expire next June 2024, is seeking a new challenge outside the Parc des Princess and has been heavily linked with a possible move to Spanish football club Real Madrid, with English club Chelsea possibly seeming to be interested in signing the forward.
Mbappe’s decision now means everything has to be decided before next season begins, with two options on the table: for Kylian to enter into a new deal with the French club or for him to depart for another club. However, PSG are not willing to let him leave on a free transfer, making his future open again.
The forward signed for PSG in 2017 from AS Monaco for an initial fee of €180 million, making him the second-most expensive player and most expensive teenage player of all time.