Despite $106,000,000 Relief From Kylian Mbappe & Real Madrid’s ‘No’, PSG Could Lose the Frenchman For Free

Published 10/07/2023, 1:45 PM EDT

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Kylian Mbappé’s contract situation has caught the media’s attention for several seasons. The forward became the captain of the French national team at just 24 years old. The French captain had a stellar World Cup. His contract with soccer club PSG expires in 2024, with clubs from Europe and Saudi Arabia all interested in the talented forward. PSG will be looking to keep hold of their superstar. Real Madrid seemed to be the Frenchman’s destination, but the club decided not to pursue the PSG talisman. Despite saving a hundred million in bonuses, PSG might still lose the 2018 World Cup winner for free!

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After many speculations this season, Kylian Mbappé decided to stay in the French capital. Despite PSG‘s president’s claim that the Frenchman will remain at the club, he is yet to sign a contract extension with The Parisians. PSG’s all-time top scorer might leave the club for free. 

PSG might still lose Kylian Mbappe despite saving millions

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Kylian Mbappé had agreed to waive his bonuses (100M) if he decided not to extend his adventure at the club. This loyalty bonus was included in his contract, which PSG would have triggered on August 1. In spite of saving the loyalty bonus money, the club can still lose the joint most valuable player in the world. The club had planned to sell the French forward for around 150 million euros. 

 

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Al-Hilal came very close to signing Mbappe after PSG accepted the Saudi Giants’ $331 million offer. But the forward rejected the monstrous offer as he is believed to join the Los Blancos on a free transfer after his contract expires at PSG. Premier League clubs Arsenal and Liverpool have also shown their interest in the forward. 

A new era at PSG with Kylian Mbappe as the starman

After Lionel Messi and Neymar decided to leave, Kylian Mbappe is now the club’s superstar. The PSG number 7 has started the season in decent form. He has scored seven goals in the league and leads the scoring charts.

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He also scored in PSG’s opening game of the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund. Despite his incredible start, the team is still adapting to the new tactics and changes.

PSG are 5th in the Ligue 1 table, winning only three of the seven games. Despite their slow start, the reigning champions are the favorites to lift the league title this season. But the same cannot be said for the UEFA Champions League. Newcastle United hammered them 4-1 in what seemed a spineless performance from the Paris club.

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If the club doesn’t win the Champions League this season, Kylian Mbappe will undoubtedly look to switch sides to earn European silverware.

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Mohd Rumman Chak

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Rumman is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. His deep-rooted passion for the beautiful game has been cultivated over 13 years of avidly following and playing soccer at the National level, not once, but twice. Engaging in sports debates and quizzes since his school days enriched his knowledge of the sport, and the virtual realm of FIFA video games helped him to develop valuable insights into the dynamics of soccer, all of which now lay a solid foundation for his role as a contemporary soccer writer.
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