Kylian Mbappé is Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time leading scorer and already a club legend at the age of 24. He’s won everything there is to win in France and only a UEFA Champions League remains on his PSG to-do list. Unfortunately, the time may have come for the France international to pursue a new adventure with a new club.
According to reports, Mbappé has declined to extend his current contract beyond the upcoming season, meaning he will leave the French capital on a free transfer unless PSG can convince him to sign a new contract, which remains as unlikely as no deposit free bonus casinos.
PSG can ill-afford to lose a player of Mbappé’s value for nothing, especially to a European rival, so the time has come for PSG to negotiate a transfer fee with Real Madrid, or any other club that Mbappé may entertain, and get the highest figure possible. With one year left on his contract, PSG could likely expect to receive anywhere from €150 million to potentially more than €200 million.
Anywhere in that range would be incredible for PSG. Those funds could then be used to address the loss of scoring that Mbappé provided. Here’s how PSG could replace Mbappé this summer transfer window:
Victor Osimhen is at the top of my list. The Napoli center-forward is coming off an incredible season in Serie A where he recorded 26 goals in 31 appearances. He’s the same age as Mbappé, and has experience in Ligue 1 from his time with Lille OSC. It will be difficult to convince him to return to a lesser league when Premier League clubs are also interested, but the opportunity to lead PSG in the Champions League could be too enticing to pass up.
Another player I really like to replace Mbappé is Moussa Diaby. That name might be familiar if you’re a PSG fan because the Bayer Leverkusen winger came up through the ranks at PSG and was foolishly sold in 2019. The Frenchman has gone on to impress in the Bundesliga, scoring 14 goals and recording 11 assists in all competitions this season. Could now be the time for him to return to PSG and take his career to the next level?
Lastly, another player who could undoubtedly put the ball into the back of the net at PSG is Harry Kane. The Tottenham Hotspur striker scored 30 goals in 38 Premier League appearances this past summer, and at 29 years old, Kane hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. It will be difficult to convince him to leave the Premier League, and he won’t come cheap, but Kane could be an instant success at PSG and provide some stability following the departure of Mbappé.
No one player can replace Mbappé both on and off the pitch. PSG will need to rely on multiple players performing at a high level to match what the Frenchman brought to the Parc des Princes. Off the pitch, there’s no replacing Mbappé. He’s from the city of Paris and will forever be an icon. Who knows, perhaps one day after his adventure in Spain, he’ll return to PSG.