PSG are now confident that Kylian Mbappe WILL sign and stay on a new contract despite Real Madrid’s interest
PSG are now confident Kylian Mbappe WILL sign a new contract and stay on as club chief Leonardo insists: ‘I don’t see him leaving at the end of the season’ despite admitting just weeks ago that he wanted to quit for Real Madrid
- Kylian Mbappe has yet to sign a new deal, his current contract expires this summer
- Real Madrid plan to sign him for free when his deal expires
- The striker already has three new contract offers from PSG . turned down
- However, Leonardo has claimed that he is now certain that Mbappé will extend his deal
Paris Saint-Germain are now confident in keeping Kylian Mbappe, with club chief Leonardo insisting the striker will sign a new contract, despite intense speculation about his future.
Mbappe’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has already turned down three improved offers from PSG in a bid to finally seal a move to Real Madrid.
The LaLiga giants had rejected two bids for Mbappe late in the summer transfer window and were planning to resume talks with him in January to give him a free transfer at the end of the season.
Kylian Mbappe’s future is still up in the air, but PSG are not worried and confident he will stay
PSG chief Leonardo appeared to have resigned from losing Mbappe a few weeks ago when he confirmed the Frenchman wanted to leave the club to move to Madrid.
However, the Brazilian has changed his tone and now believes the striker will remain a PSG player beyond this season.
He discussed his future, Leonardo told Channel Plus: “I don’t see Mbappe leaving at the end of this season. Nobody thinks about the future of Paris Saint-Germain without Kylian.
‘Kylian kind of represents the difference between the superficial and the deep. Kylian’s relationship with Paris Saint-Germain is deep. That’s why we don’t think about anything else.
“Kylian stands for many things. Not just because he’s French or one of the best players in the world. He has a way of being that we like and that everyone likes.’
It would be a huge blow to Madrid if that were the case, as the Spanish giants have relentlessly signed it in recent years.
Real Madrid tried to sign the striker in the summer and plan to rekindle their interest in January
PSG chief Leonardo (right) insisted Mbappe stay after this season, despite the player already turned down three new contract offers – his current contract expires next summer
As things stand, Mbappe will still be able to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with Madrid in January and their club president Florentino Perez would still be confident of finally taking him to the Bernabeu.
Madrid tried unsuccessfully to negotiate a fee with PSG for the striker over the summer when their highest bid of £154 million was rejected, despite the World Cup winner’s precarious contract situation.
If PSG cannot reach an agreement on Mbappe to stay, they risk losing a player they spent four years ago for nothing.
The 22-year-old has predictably had a brilliant start to the new season, scoring four goals in five appearances for PSG, and will look to add to that impressive tally when the Parisians start another Champions League bid at Club Brugge tonight.
Lionel Messi (left), Mbappe (back) and Co prepare to kick off PSG’s Champions League campaign ahead of tonight’s clash with Club Brugge