MbappeXJiangin drops variables…Real boss “100% done with signing” → PSG likely to stay
It looks like Kylian Mbappe will no longer be in doubt for the 2023-24 season.
“Mbappe is in talks with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to extend his contract,” Sky Sports reported on Thursday. Mbappe is set to play in the French Ligue 1 this season. He will not leave as a free agent when his contract expires next summer. Mbappe has two options: extend his current contract by one year to 2025 or sign a new deal,” the report said.
While the transfer window is still a week away, the current mood suggests that Mbappe will be a PSG player through the 2023-24 season. Mbappe’s near-certainty of staying at PSG is a huge boost for Luis Enrique.
PSG have made a number of changes to their attacking lineup this summer. First, Lionel Messi’s contract expired at the end of the 2022-23 season. With Messi’s departure, a new player was needed at the right wing-forward position, as well as someone who could bring creativity to the attack.
Mbappe was the player who stole the show for PSG after Messi’s departure. Before last season, Mbappe signed a new contract with PSG. It was announced as a three-year deal, but it was actually a two-year deal.
Mbappe was the one who triggered the one-year extension clause. Halfway through the 2022-23 season, PSG tried to convince Mbappe to trigger the one-year extension clause. Mbappe was positive, but in mid-June, he unilaterally informed the club that he would not be exercising his one-year extension.
But it was Neymar who walked away. Upon his return to France from a preseason tour of South Korea and Japan, Neymar asked for a transfer. On June 8, multiple outlets, including Sky Sports, reported that “Neymar has informed PSG that he wants to leave this summer. Neymar is not considered a key player under Enrique as the club builds a new team.”
PSG had originally planned to sell Neymar. Once the player publicly expressed his desire to leave, they began actively searching for a club to take him. Neymar, once the world’s most expensive player behind Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, surprisingly chose Saudi Arabia.
French journalist Fabrice Hawkins of RMC Sport, who is well versed in PSG insider information, reported on Thursday that “Neymar has agreed to move to Al-Hilal. The transfer fee is 90 million euros ($129.2 million) plus bonuses. He has signed a two-year contract. It ends Neymar’s six years at PSG.”
As news of Neymar’s departure began to emerge, Mbappe’s relationship with PSG improved. Neymar and Mbappe had been rumored to be feuding since the beginning of the 2022-23 season. While the rumors never came to fruition, it’s true that they didn’t seem as close as before.
Mbappe’s relationship with PSG looked even worse than Neymar’s, and it seemed like it was beyond repair, but then it suddenly improved. After PSG’s opening game of the 2023-24 French Ligue 1 season against FC Lorient, Mbappe changed his stance to reopen talks with PSG, and PSG reinstated him to first-team training.
Mbappe returned in the second round of Ligue 1 against Toulouse. He was substituted for Lee Kang-In early in the second half and started playing for PSG again, scoring a penalty himself. Mbappe proved to the world that he was the team’s ace in a very short time. Since then, Mbappe’s relationship with PSG has improved tremendously, and it’s believed that a new contract has been negotiated.
Mbappe and PSG have been linked with a move to Real Madrid for some time now, but for now, it’s over for the summer. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Thursday that there will be no new signings, saying, “It’s 100% no. The door is closed,” he said on Thursday, confirming that there will be no new signings.
Mbappe’s future is likely to be in flux once again, depending on how PSG and Real decide to re-sign him and what Real’s plans are beyond the 2023-24 season. PSG have shown their confidence in Mbappe by making him vice-captain this season. 토토사이트
It remains to be seen how long Mbappe will remain at PSG, but his teammate is likely to stay until at least the 2023-24 season. The combination of Mbappe, whose space-penetrating ability and speed are among the best in the world, and Lee, whose through-ball ability is one of PSG’s best, is very promising.
Originally, PSG labeled him as a flanking winger, but the club is attempting to solve the creativity problem created by the departure of Messi and Neymar. Unfortunately, just as they were about to make this change, Lee went down with an injury.
PSG announced on the club’s website that “Lee Kang-in suffered an injury to his left quadriceps. He will undergo treatment until the end of the A-match period,” the club announced on its website.
According to French media, Lee suffered the injury during the second leg of the 2023-24 Ligue 1 match against Toulouse on April 20. It looks like it will take him longer than expected to recover from the injury. It’s estimated that Lee will be out for three to four weeks before we see him on the field again.