Kylian Mbappé made history in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-2 victory over FC Nantes on Saturday at the Parc des Princes. The 24-year-old scored late in the contest to become the capital club’s all-time leading goal scorer at 201, breaking the tie with Edison Cavani.
As a result, there’s plenty of discussion about how long Mbappé will remain with his hometown club. The French forward turned down the opportunity to join Real Madrid as a free agent last year and that rumor hasn’t gone away.
Nonetheless, CBS reporter and PSG Talk columnist Jonathan Johnson shared the latest regarding the future of Mbappé in his weekly column and every supporter should breathe a sigh of relief regarding the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.
“Anything that happens this summer will be to build the team around Mbappé instead of using him to fund a rebuild,” Johnson wrote. “The France international’s contract extension at the end of last season has made it trickier for PSG to assemble the right pieces around him but sporting advisor Luis Campos has shown an eye for free agents in their prime with Škriniar.
“Mbappé will be at Parc des Princes for at least one more year and expect the optional final year of his deal to become a major topic next campaign. PSG can strengthen their hand by making good on last year’s promises and overhauling the squad in a meaningful way which does not compromise on depth as this current one has—especially in defense.”
The future of Lionel Messi, whose contract expires in June, and Neymar Jr., who is now out for the remainder of the 2022-23 season and coming off another serious injury, will push Mbappé as the face of the club.
So it’s no surprise this upcoming transfer window will see sporting advisor Luis Campos build the team around Mbappé.