Paris Saint-Germain appears to be holding onto Kylian Mbappé this summer transfer window. Despite the risk of losing the player as a free agent and Real Madrid lurking, the capital club is hoping for a hail mary for an extension.
While holding onto the 24-year-old is a risk, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is happy that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner stays with the Ligue 1 giants.
“I’m pleased that Kylian is staying; I think the solution chosen is the right one for everyone,” Sarkozy told Le Parisien. “I think Nasser will have something to say about this one day soon, at the end of the mercato.”
🚨 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy: “I'm pleased that Kylian is staying, I think the solution chosen is the right one for everyone…I think Nasser will have something to say about this one day soon, at the end of the mercato.” @le_Parisien 🗣️🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/UgJ1wAMh4C
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After coming off the bench and scoring a goal in last weekend’s contest against Toulouse FC, the Frenchman was back in the starting 11. The 24-year-old registered a brace in the 3-1 win over RC Lens on Saturday at the Parc des Princes.
Mbappé is at the center of PSG’s project this season, with the departures of Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. Even though it’s a long shot, the Parisians hope that the club building around the forward will allow him to see what they’re doing and extend his contract.