The Kylian Mbappé transfer saga continues, and there was more news regarding the 24-year-old’s future on Thursday. Mbappé isn’t with Paris Saint-Germain after the capital club left the player off their squad for the summer tour in Japan and South Korea.
Mbappé began this entire saga when he opted not to trigger his option to extend his contract until 2025. As a result, the capital club is in a position in which it has to sell the player to avoid seeing him leave as a free agent next summer.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein notes that clubs believe the 24-year-old has a pre-agreement with Real Madrid.
“Clubs across the game, PSG, and everybody thinks Mbappé has reached an agreement with Real Madrid to join next summer – in an ideal world for him because then he would go without a transfer fee and be able to recoup most of that (money) as a signing on-bonus,” Ornstein said.
🚨🗣️| @David_Ornstein: “Clubs across the game, PSG & everybody thinks Mbappé has reached an agreement with Real Madrid to join next summer – in an ideal world for him because then he would go without a transfer fee & be able to recoup most of that (money) as a signing on-bonus.” pic.twitter.com/ytw4CTb7yu
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) July 27, 2023
While PSG would ideally prefer to hold on to Mbappé, they also have to consider the financial implications of potentially losing him on a free transfer. This situation has raised questions about PSG’s transfer strategy and whether they might consider a transfer this summer to maximize their financial returns.
It will be interesting to see if either side can reach a possible transfer this summer. If not, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner could be on the sidelines for the 2023-24 season.