The clock runs against the interests of PSG. Weeks pass and Kylian Mbappé still does not renew the contract that unites both parties until June 30, 2022 despite repeated attempts by the French club to convince the young star and obtain his long-awaited signature. Meanwhile, Real Madrid is still attentive to the situation while waiting for the ideal circumstances to take place to undertake a signing that has become its great market objective since it considers Mbappé a fundamental player for its project.
The positions in Paris remain inflexible for now. PSG insists on its strategy of keeping Mbappé in its ranks at all costs, but neither the sporting director, Leonardo, nor the president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, who has decided to take part directly in the talks, have managed to unravel the issue.
At the beginning of June, Al-Khelaïfi himself emphatically declared to the daily L’Équipe: “I will be clear. Mbappé is going to stay in Paris, we are never going to sell it and it will never be free ”. From the point of view of PSG, the solution is for the player to renew but he has communicated to the club that he has no intention of doing so.
Reinforcements to win the Champions
Mbappé does not change his position and continues to move away from Paris no matter how much Leonardo is reinforcing the team this summer with the already announced signings of Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum, the three free of contract, and Achraf Hakimi, for whom he has paid 60 million euros to Inter.
Reinforcements aimed at providing Mauricio Pochettino with a squad that, led by Neymar and Mbappé, finally achieves the great title that PSG is missing: the Champions League. According to L’Équipe, it is precisely the lack of guarantees of the club’s project to bring the ‘orejona’ to its windows that is one of the reasons that lead Mbappé to resist renewing his contract.
Five months to be able to negotiate with other clubs
There are practically five months left for the 22-year-old French star to be able to negotiate his future with other clubs covered by the regulations, which allows it when the player has six months left to finish his contract.
PSG is running out of room for maneuver. If Mbappé continues without renewing, he will have to decide, despite the aforementioned proclamation of Al-Khelaïfi, whether he prefers to keep the player in his squad until the end of his contract, with the consequent tension that the situation may cause, or to transfer him earlier to prevent him from leave without entering any amount.