The entire Kylian Mbappé transfer saga has been a rollercoaster ride of ever-changing information. Paris Saint-Germain began their 2023-24 Ligue 1 season with a 0-0 draw against FC Lorient on Saturday at Parc des Princes.
Diario AS’ Andrés Onrubia reports that Mbappé’s camp is now open to holding meetings with PSG in the upcoming days to discuss the possibility of a contract renewal.
This newfound willingness to engage in talks has sparked growing optimism within the capital club. While Real Madrid’s interest in Mbappé remains, the possibility of an agreement being reached with PSG opens up many options.
🚨🇫🇷| JUST IN: The optimism is growing in Paris for Kylian Mbappé’s extension. It is no longer ruled out that an agreement can be reached between both parties for a contract extension. @AndiOnrubia pic.twitter.com/txi4UMpQe1
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) August 12, 2023
— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) August 12, 2023
As a result, the narrative surrounding Mbappé’s potential departure could shift dramatically if the Parisian club can successfully convince him to extend his contract.
Furthermore, if Neymar Jr. does leave, PSG cannot afford to lose Mbappé. So they’ll need to convince the 24-year-old of their project, especially with the arrival of Ousmane Dembélé.
Still, an extension attempt could run the risk of seeing the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner walk as a free agent next summer. These next few weeks will be interesting to see how this all transpires with the Sept. 1 deadline nearing.