Paris Saint-Germain faces a race against time to finalize the transfer of Kylian Mbappé. Due to financial reasons, the capital club is eager to offload the star forward as soon as possible.
Relevo reports that this urgency isn’t only to close the 24-year-old’s chapter. The Ligue 1 champions to avoid a significant financial burden associated with the 40 million euros due to Mbappé on August 31.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner opted not to trigger the option to extend his current contract until 2025. As a result, the French side has to move on from the forward this summer, and time is ticking.
‼️🇫🇷 PSG wants to sell Mbappé ASAP. Not only in order to plan the sporting project, but also in order to avoid paying another 40 million euros to Kylian Mbappé on 31st August. @relevo pic.twitter.com/T8i8gWDdor
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Mbappé’s future remains uncertain. The young forward has expressed his desire for a new challenge, with Real Madrid as his preferred destination.
However, the negotiations between the two clubs have been complex, with PSG holding firm on their asking price for the Frenchman.
PSG’s management is keen to avoid a scenario where they lose Mbappé on a free transfer next year, which would result in a substantial financial loss. Both clubs have a few weeks to hammer out a transfer, or the situation could get more complex.