If it could be described as such, the request from PSG to Kylian Mbappé is over. July 31 was the date marked in red by Nasser Al Khelaïfi and Qatar for the player to decide on his future, and what was evident has happened, not activating the renewal clause until 2025 unilaterally and receiving 40 million that corresponded to him from the loyalty bonus.
During the last weeks, the Parisian team had done the impossible to seek a reaction from the Frenchman and to rectify, in the second instance, his decision not to leave transfer and fulfil the last year of his contract that remains.
Throwing orders at him in public, discarding him from the tour of Japan, threatening to spend a year in the stands … Even, as revealed by L’Équipe, came to make a new offer to the player to try to channel the waters.
The PSG proposed a new renewal but with the commitment to let him go in 2024, agreeing from now on a starting price. Nothing has worked. Because Mbappé had nothing to decide, having expressed his intention not to renew on June 13.
PSG, meanwhile, remains firm, at least that filters, in its position of leaving Kylian Mbappé without playing all season. In the upper echelons of the team led by Qatar, it is suspected that the crack of Bondy has an agreement with Real Madrid to arrive free in 2024, so selling him is now imperative in the French capital.
If he does not accept to be transferred, which he reiterates in public, the decision will be drastic, depriving him of having minutes in a critical year in his sports career.
As reported today by L’Équipe, even though from doors to outside always shows a big smile, in privacy, the anger of Mbappé is increasing, and he is not willing to forgive a single euro to the Parisian entity.
Kylian Mbappé wants to play in the European Championship with France, a tournament he lacks with the national team, and be one of the standard-bearers of the Olympic Games in Paris. In this city, he was born, and he hopes hard to guide the Gauls to an Olympic gold that would be historic.
The PSG ‘threatened’ in private to remove him from the discipline of the first team because he hoped that the measure would have an impact on the striker, but even with those has not been able to persuade him to accept leave transfer during the present market, at least for now.
Next, August 12 is an essential day for Kylian Mbappé’s future, as long as his departure from PSG has not yet materialized. Luis Enrique’s side make their debut in Ligue 1 against Lorient at the Parc des Princes.
According to sources consulted by the club, if the captain of the French team continues to be linked to the French team, he will not be summoned for that meeting.
It will be necessary to analyze the fans’ reception, especially the ultras, who will undoubtedly pronounce themselves as they did with Messi last season and Neymar in 2019 when the Brazilian asked for a sale to Barcelona that never occurred. The public, the sovereign, will dictate judgment regarding the French star.
We enter a month of August in which PSG still does not have the frying pan by the handle, although it is willing to sacrifice a season of what is, for many, the best player in the world to show authority.
The Players’ Union, the UNFP, is closely following his future because he considers that the law protects him as the club cannot discard him throughout the year.
After all, this is stipulated in the LFP Regulations. The reigning Ligue 1 champions need more time, while Mbappe awaits events without a hurry. Time flies in Paris.