Kylian Mbappe will ‘NEVER’ leave Paris Saint-Germain, insists Nasser Al-Khelaifi as club president defiantly dismisses speculation about the Frenchman’s future amid contract uncertainty and Real Madrid ties
- Kylian Mbappe will ‘never’ leave PSG, French president emphasizes
- The 22-year-old’s contract expires in 2022 and no agreement has been reached
- Mbappe is seen as a target for Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez
- But Nasser Al-Khelaifi says Mbappé will not leave Paris under any circumstances
Kylian Mbappe will not leave Paris Saint-Germain under any circumstances, the French giant’s chief has insisted amid uncertainty over the superstar’s future.
The 22-year-old striker has one year left on his current contract with the Parisians, and has yet to reach an agreement on extended terms after Neymar entrusted his future to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Real Madrid have long been admirers of the Frenchman and have been linked with an attack on Mbappe, although Los Blancos’ ability to provide the funds needed to win the PSG striker remains uncertain.
Kylian Mbappe will not leave Paris Saint-Germain under any circumstances, a club chief says
And PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is adamant the club will not sell Mbappe, nor will he leave Paris for free, in a defiant response to speculation about their star man.
“I’ll be clear, Kylian will stay with PSG. We will never sell him and he will never leave for free,” Al-Khelaifi told The team.
“I never give details to the media about ongoing negotiations. All I can say is that it’s going well. I hope we will find common ground.
The 22-year-old’s contract expires in 2022 and he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid
However, Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) says the club will ‘never’ sell Mbappe or let him leave for free
‘It’s Paris, it’s his country. He has a mission not only to be a footballer, but to promote Ligue 1, his country and its capital.
“He’s a fantastic boy, as a person and as an athlete. He will win the Ballon d’Or in the coming years, I’m 100% sure of that.
“He has everything he needs to expand here. Where can he go? Which club can compete with PSG in terms of ambition and project today?’
The club president added that Mbappé should have no doubts about the club’s ambitions
Al-Khelaifi also dismissed rumors that Mbappe had doubts about PSG’s direction after reports that the Frenchman faltered in contract talks after the French giant lost their grip on Ligue 1 to Lille.
‘Whether he expects guarantees on the quality of the team? If he says that, he wants to win and that’s okay,” the club president added.
‘We are also ambitious. But if he wants to decide who to recruit or not to recruit, he can’t. I repeat, he’s a great boy, I’m sure he says that because he wants a better team to win the Champions League.”