If the new signing of Neymar Jr to PSG is close, the extension of the contract of Kylian Mbappé is far from being concluded. The latter takes his time to think and the possible arrival of Lionel Messi in Paris is not made to reassure him, according to Marca.
Mbappé, what is behind his long period of reflection?
Kylian Mbappé and Neymar are still tied to PSG until June 30, 2022. Each of these 2 players has received an offer from Paris Saint-Germain to extend their contract for another four seasons. If the Brazilian striker is apparently on the verge of signing, the first has given himself a period of reflection that he keeps extending. “I want to think about what I want to do in the next few years. I’m thinking about it, because it’s a signature. Yes, we will soon have to make a choice, but I am in the middle of reflection,” he explained on Telefoot in January.
Courted by big teams: Real Madrid, Liverpool or Juventus, the top scorer of PSG this season is the priority of Zinedine Zidane and the Merengues. And this interest of the Spanish soccer club for his services lasts since the mercato of last summer. If he gave himself time to think before responding to Paris SG, Kylian Mbappé would not be less attentive to rumors about the possible arrival of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo at the Parc the Princes.
The captain of Barcelona will be at the end of his contract in June 2021. He can therefore already commit himself freely to the club of his choice. As for the Juventus striker, he has a desire to go elsewhere with one year left on his contract in Turin. According to Spanish and Italian sources, Paris Saint-Germain would like to take advantage of the opportunity to enrich its workforce.
Mbappé pushed out by Messi?
If we believe the indiscretions of the Spanish sports daily, the idea of the signing of “La Pulga” in Paris does not please Kylian Mbappé. This could even push him to give up an extension and join Real Madrid. Indeed, the striker born in Bondy “wants to be the leader of a project”. While he is already competing with Neymar for the status of superstar of the Parisian club, he would find himself in the background if the six-time Gold Ball winner arrived at the club of the French capital.
However, the fears of the French international could quickly fade away after the latest release of the new president of Barcelona. Joan Laporta said in front of the media, in the presence of the Argentine striker, that he would do everything to keep him at Barça. According to the Spanish leader, if the Camp Nou stadium had been full this season, the Barcelona fans would have been able to show their love to the player, who would not have been able to move on to another club.
Determined to retain the PSG target, he promises to do everything possible to get his way before the end of the season. Kylian Mbappé could therefore continue under the shirt of Paris SG even if the outcome of the file Cristiano Ronaldo will remain the other condition to his agreement.