Paris SG forward Kylian Mbappé has reportedly informed the club via mail that he will not exercise the option to renew his contract for an additional season. This means that his contract with the club will expire at the end of next season, in June 2024, according to a source from AFP who is close to the negotiations.
Paris SG does not want to see the 24-year-old striker leave for free, so the possibility of a transfer is open this summer if negotiations for a possible renewal fail before July 31. This information was confirmed by a source from L’Equipe.
These events occur only a year after Mbappé’s surprise renewal with the Parisian club. It was previously speculated that he would end up at Real Madrid, but he only signed until 2024 with the possibility to extend until 2025. Mbappé had until July 31, 2023, to inform PSG whether or not he wanted to activate the extension clause in his contract.
Mbappé left open the possibility of ending his contract in 2024 during the awards ceremony for the best player of the season on May 28. “I have said that next year I’ll play for PSG. I still have a year on my contract and I’m going to fulfill it,” he declared that day before the press.
The future of another Paris SG star, Neymar, is also uncertain due to injuries and performance issues. These two seasons with their stellar trio up front ended with painful eliminations in the Champions League round of 16, the goal of the Qatari property.
Mbappé’s entourage did not want to comment on the news of his decision to not renew his contract. However, if he ends up leaving PSG this summer, it would be a significant blow to the club, who is already set to lose Lionel Messi, who has announced his signing with Inter Miami.