Kylian Mbappé reportedly handed Paris Saint-Germain a letter informing the club he will not be extending his contract with the capital club. As a result, the 24-year-old could be on his way out this summer transfer window.
As the news broke, RMC Sport’s Daniel Riolo reacted in real-time as it seems the capital club might have to enter a complete rebuild, especially if Mbappé leaves.
“We are in a huge deal,” Riolo said on After Foot RMC (h/t RMC Sport). “PSG did not expect to receive this letter today. It’s a kind of small declaration of war. They are appalled at the club.
“If Mbappé announces this now, it’s because he no longer believes in promises. He no longer believes in the project. There, that changes everything for PSG. Even in the search for the coach with whom they are in discussing …”
If Mbappé doesn’t believe in the project under sporting advisor Luis Campos, many PSG fans may wonder where it goes from here.
“It also calls into question the work of Luis Campos, who came with the mission of keeping Mbappé and getting him to stay at the club,” Riolo continued. “A year later, when Campos is supposedly the man who must rebuild everything, with the underlying idea of pleasing Mbappé, the club receives the letter that the additional option no longer exists. It’s a real shock is no longer a stone; it is a rock in the garden of Campos there!
“If I am the leader of PSG, I make a clear and clear decision: it is sold this summer. Might as well take what there is to take. You cannot keep a player when he tells you that he is in his last year. You have to send a strong message.”
The French giants could look to sell and recoup a fee, especially if there’s no chance of signing a new contract, as Real Madrid is one club that will drop everything to land him.
With Lionel Messi leaving on June 30, Neymar Jr. seeing his name in various rumors, and now Mbappé perhaps being on the market, the capital club might look entirely different, possibly signifying the end of the “bling bling” era.