When Kylian Mbappé decided not to trigger his option to extend his contract until 2025, it felt to many that a departure was coming. Paris Saint-Germain couldn’t allow their star player to play a season on an expiring deal again.
As a result, all eyes were on Real Madrid to see if they’d make a move for the Frenchman. After all, the Spanish giants needed to replace Karim Benzema, who left for Saudi Arabia this summer. Nonetheless, a bid never came and won’t arrive these last few hours.
Furthermore, RMC Sport’s Fabrice Hawkins and Arthur Perrot report that the 24-year-old was always keen on staying at PSG for this 2023-24 season. Even if Los Blancos came with a last-minute offer, it is not sure that Mbappé would accept it.
🚨🇫🇷| Kylian Mbappé wanted to stay at PSG this season. Even if Real Madrid make an last minute offer, which is unlikely, it is not certain that Mbappé would accept it. The Frenchman has never shown any sign of leaving this summer. @FabriceHawkins @ArthurPerrot pic.twitter.com/v1n4aLl1sS
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) August 31, 2023
The Frenchman has never shown any sign of leaving this summer, and it’s a stance reported all summer. Mbappé wanting to play out this campaign in Paris is why PSG had him training with the undesirables. The Ligue 1 giants cannot afford to let him leave as a free agent.
PSG wanted to sell him to the highest bidder. However, with the exits of Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr., the relationship did begin to repair itself.
Still, the Parisians have put Mbappé at the center of their project and have made the squad more French. Now, will that transpire into him signing an extension? Who knows.