Red Alert at Paris Saint Germain! World champion Kylian Mbappé wants to leave the French top club as soon as possible. The superstar would feel betrayed by those responsible and, according to media reports, is aiming for a winter change.
On Tuesday, the French radio station “RMC” reported for the first time about insurmountable differences between Kylian Mbappé and the club leadership around President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. It was said that the superstar felt betrayed by the club because those responsible did not keep the promises made in the course of the contract extension in the spring.
Moments later, the Spanish sports newspaper “Marca” also wrote about a “totally destroyed relationship” and claimed that the superstar wanted to leave PSG this winter. Information that was subsequently confirmed by the usually well-informed Parisian newspaper “Le Parisien”. And “transfer expert” Fabrizio Romano also wrote about a “very tense situation”.
Since August, Mbappé has had a hard time hiding his irritation, reports “Le Parisien”. At the club’s headquarters, where the discomfort with the star has long been known, the news caught everyone unprepared. According to “RMC Sport”, there are suspicions within the club that talk of a possible departure is a means of pressure from the Mbappé clan to influence other players internally.
President Al-Khelaïfi does not want to hear about a possible departure and refuses to stir up the controversy.
Specifically, Mbappé would blame those responsible for three broken promises. Point 1: Contrary to what was promised, PSG did not sign a new striker in the summer. Talks were held with candidates such as Robert Lewandowski, but a new nine was not forthcoming. That in turn directly affects accusation number two, because Mbappe would be very dissatisfied with his role on the field.
The superstar is often used by coach Christophe Galtier in various positions, but especially in the top striker, where he relies on passes from Lionel Messi and Neymar. The French don’t like that at all.
Mbappe alluded to his dissatisfaction with his role on the nine during the last international break when he publicly stated that he would enjoy more freedom on the pitch in the national team jersey. What he didn’t say, but what he meant: In the Équipe Tricolore, there is a nominal nine in Olivier Giroud, which gives him more freedom in his game. It is precisely these freedoms that Mbappé lacks in the PSG shirt.
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Accusation number three: PSG must not give Mbappe the word he was promised when the contract was signed in May. As proof of this, “Le Parisien” cites, among other things, the transfer activities of this summer. Mbappe would have been assured that the club would bid farewell to Neymar and sign Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski in return. Neither point was carried out.
It is not clear how or if Kylian Mbappe will continue at Paris Saint-Germain. According to “Marca”, a move to Real Madrid is not an option. The Spanish record champions finally closed the chapter in the summer, they say.
Should a door open for the world champions, it will only be allowed in the Premier League. However, the fixed fee for Mbappé is 400 million euros. An amount that even a club in the richest league in the world cannot afford.
PSG bosses refuse change request
Those responsible for the Parisians did not want to hear much about all the fuss on Tuesday evening. “I’m with Kylian Mbappe every day, he never spoke to me about a change in January,” said sporting director Luis Campos before the Champions League game against Benfica on “Canal +”.
“It’s not a player statement, it’s a press release and having such information prior to a match like this is very serious, so I’m here to deny and say clearly that Kylian Mbappe is not with me and never will. the president (Nasser Al-Khelaifi, ed.) about his departure from PSG in January,” said Campos.