It has been verified by sources that Kylian Mbappe wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the new year due to a deteriorating relationship. Mbappe, 23, reportedly feels at odds with the club’s direction on and off the pitch, leading to his decision to leave PSG barely five months after signing a new contract with the club. He is reportedly open to any team, although Real Madrid is his top choice.
No official statement has been released, but sources have said that PSG wants to keep Mbappe and expects to resolve the matter following the 1-1 Champions League draw against Benfica on Tuesday night, in which the France international started and scored for the hosts.
Mbappe reportedly believes president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, manager Christophe Galtier, and sporting director Luis Campos have broken their pledges. According to those close to Mbappe, the French forward made a big mistake when he re-signed with the club in May.
Kylian Mbappé, not happy with Paris Saint-Germain as current situation is really tense. He wants to leave the club, as soon as possible. 🚨🔴🔵 #Mbappé
Paris Saint-Germain feel he’s really putting pressure on the club — they have no intention to sell Mbappé in January. pic.twitter.com/tETVVxB2yy
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 11, 2022
Campos added that neither he nor Al-Khelaifi was asked to leave the club by Mbappe in January before PSG’s tie with Benfica. Campos expressed amazement to RMC Sport, saying, “I spend all my days with Kylian Mbappe, and he never asked me or the president to leave in January.”
“It’s important to emphasize that this is not a declaration, but rather recent information that has surfaced just hours before a crucial match against Benfica. “I have a three-year deal at PSG and I am really delighted to be here, in this place — and I work hard every day to achieve my goals by the time my contract is up.”
After Tuesday’s game, Sergio Ramos was asked about the rumors surrounding his PSG teammate, and he declined to comment, instead urging caution regarding reports of Mbappe’s club future.
I see a really happy Mbappe,” Ramos stated. “I like both his friendship and his playful company. He will speak up if he feels compelled to do so. And he just signed a contract extension. Since we can’t confirm or deny the veracity of the rumors, we have to avoid them.”
The promise that Mbappe would have a No. 9 who could also act as a pivot beside him in the attack has not materialized. According to insiders, Mbappe’s relationship with Neymar has worsened, and the club lied to the World Cup champion with France about bringing in another center-back this summer.
the Ligue 1 winners were willing to listen to offers for Neymar this summer but were unsuccessful in finding a new team. According to reports, Mbappe signed a three-year agreement in May that includes a massive signing bonus, making him the best-paid player in all of sport.
Forbes estimates that Mbappe will make $128 million in 2022–23, an all-time high for the highest-paid athletes in the world list. His ascent to the pinnacle of football’s wealthiest players marked the first time a player not named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo had done so in eight years.
In September, when France defeated Austria in the UEFA Nations League, Mbappe addressed his worries, stating he was having more fun playing for the national team since he had more freedom there than at PSG.
Mbappe has stated that the demands placed on him in his new environment are unique. “Here, I’m given a lot more leeway than I did at PSG.
“Like [Olivier] Giroud, the coach has figured out that there is a 9, so I am free to roam and explore the area around the goal. I enjoy playing anywhere, but in Paris they expect me to play pivot, which is a bit different.”
While in a press conference on Monday, Galtier seemed to accept there were problems with Mbappe, on Tuesday, following the match against Benfica, he said: “It’s not something I’ve discussed with him. Maintaining attention to the game was a top priority for me. He played his heart out tonight, proving once again that he is a top-tier performer.”