The Mbappé Dilemma: PSG’s Dual Strategies to Combat Real Madrid’s Pursuit

Kylian Mbappé can sign a pre-contract agreement with any team in a few weeks once the calendar turns to 2024. While Real Madrid is lurking, Paris Saint-Germain remains calm over the situation.

Even though the Ligue 1 side faces the prospect of Mbappé leaving Paris next summer, club president Nasser Al Khelaïfi is in no rush to enter renewal talks.

Two reasons why PSG could extend Kylian Mbappé

News out of Paris suggests that the player and club will sit down for negotiations in the first quarter of 2024. Furthermore, Spanish media outlet AS reports that Al Khelaïfi believes that he holds two cards that could convince the 24-year-old to stay.

PSG would be more willing to allow Mbappé to compete at the 2024 Olympics in Paris. It remains to be seen if Real Madrid will allow their new superstar to compete at the Olympics.

The Olympics will be played from July 26 to August 11, meaning that Mbappé will miss the final weeks of preseason and the start of the 2024–25 season.

Additionally, PSG could play the card of Mbappé becoming Ligue 1’s all-time goal scorer. He has now scored 179 goals in France’s top league, placing him in the top ten all-time scoring charts.

Mbappé turns 25 later this month and is positioned to surpass the Ligue 1 scoring record. Delio Onnis, an Argentine forward who played for AS Monaco and Tour in the 1970s and 1980s, holds the record for the most goals scored in Ligue 1 with 299.

It will be interesting to see how the entire saga plays out, whether he remains in Paris or finally leaves abroad. 

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