French newspaper L’Equipe revealed this information which could truly change everything in regards to the player and Real Madrid in 2024.
n May 21st, PSG announced the renewal of Kylian Mbappé’s contract until June 30th of 2025 . Three more years for which Real Madrid’s door was shut closed. However, the situation can change radically if what newspaper L’Equipe is confirmed.
According to the French paper, the international striker actually signed for two seasons, with one more year optional, but with the provision that PSG could only extend it with the player’s consent. That is to say, it would be Mbappé who would have the possibility of extending that optional year.
“This last year is up to Kylian Mbappé,” a club source confirmed to L’Equipe. This completely changes the situation, since Real Madrid could be back in the race to sign the striker in just a few less and not in three years as previously thought.
Starting next summer, PSG would find themselves in the same situation as in 2021, with a footballer who could go free in 2024.
This last year is at the discretion of Kylian Mbappé
According to L’Equipe, it is not surprising that Mbappé and PSG were only committed for two years. It was precisely the length of the contract that had long hampered renewal negotiations. The club wanted a long contract to be able to secure a pillar on which to build a solid project. The player, however, wanted as short of a contract as possible to ensure an escape route.
The mechanism of this 2+1 year formula guarantees Mbappé an additional tool to put pressure on club leadership. The French national team player explained this summer that he wanted to “take the club and the Ligue 1 to the top.” But he also wanted PSG to strengthen the team in order to achieve it.
The fact is that in the past summer market the club could not incorporate the flashy signings that it had coveted, such as Lewandowski, Skriniar or Bernardo Silva. Mbappé was asked if he was happy with the potential that the PSG squad had and the forward limited himself to saying: “This is neither the time nor the place and I am not the one who can best answer this question. We are here to talk of a Champions League match”. In addition, his relationship with Neymar is not going through the best moment and that could always push him to look for another team
PSG have room to try to convince Mbappé to continue until June 30, 2025 or even to extend his relationship with the club even longer. The results of the team at this start of the season are very positive, although we will have to wait to find out how they perform in the Champions League.
However , the recent sanctions linked to financial fair play imposed by UEFA or Chelsea’s offense to acquire the services of Luis Campos could be a problem for Mbappé’s continuity. What seems clear is that from next summer there will be a lot of talk about Kylian Mbappé and Real Madrid.