Kylian Mbappe took his time when deciding on just what to do with his club future earlier this year. Even as he garnered interest from Real Madrid, he ended up signing off on a three-year contract extension deal with PSG in May.
For years, PSG had been open to coming to terms with Mbappe on a new deal, but the forward opted to wait until a mere month before his contract expired to strike an agreement on such a contract.
RMC Sport‘s Jerome Rothen recently touched on the penalty dilemma between Mbappe and Neymar, where he also spoke about the French forward’s call to remain at PSG. He noted that Mbappe “took a while before extending” because he wanted a “different” sporting project.
Mbappe’s demands on this matter were eventually granted, as PSG elected to not bring back now-former club sporting director Leonardo and also manager Mauricio Pochettino for the 2022-2023 season. In response, PSG brought in Luis Campos to be its football advisor, while Christophe Galtier was hired to replace Pochettino as the team’s new manager.
It has been so far, so good for PSG this season, as the side is off to an undefeated start in all competitions.