Looks like Paris Saint Germain (PSG) has decided to leave French football sensation Kylian Mbappe out of their pre-season squad scheduled to tour Japan and South Korea later this month. The decision comes as Mbappe remains entangled in a long-standing transfer saga, refusing to extend his contract with the Ligue 1 club, which is set to expire next year.
PSG has asserted that they will not allow Mbappe to leave the club for free next summer, taking a firm stance on the matter. They have made it clear that the player is up for sale unless he agrees to a contract renewal. The exclusion of Kylian from the pre-season squad hints at possible strains between the player and the club.
Rumors have been circulating that the 24-year-old football star has already reached an agreement to join Spanish giants Real Madrid next year. Mbappe initially joined PSG from AS Monaco on a loan basis in 2017 before sealing a permanent transfer the following year, with the club paying a staggering €180 million for his services.
Throughout his six seasons at PSG, Mbappe has experienced a mix of successes and disappointments. Despite dominating domestically, the club has been unable to secure a UEFA Champions League title.
The 2020/21 season saw a minor setback when Lille OSC claimed victory in the Ligue 1 title race. However, Kylian’s individual performance has remained commendable, with an impressive record of 29 goals and five assists in 34 appearances during the 2022/23 campaign.
In the Champions League, Kylian continued to shine, scoring seven goals and providing three assists in seven games. Unfortunately, PSG’s journey came to an end in the Round of 16 against Bayern Munich. Additionally, Mbappe came close to securing a consecutive FIFA World Cup title with France, but their hopes were dashed in a thrilling final against Argentina at the Lusail Stadium in Doha in December.
As the transfer saga unfolds, all eyes are on PSG and Kylian Mbappe, eagerly awaiting further developments regarding the future of the highly talented French striker.