When Kylian Mbappe chose to snub Real Madrid in favour of extending his contract with Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, Real Madrid were left furious
The 24-year-old abruptly changed his mind and chose to stay in the French city after the Merengues thought they had the signing all but sealed. However, as he approaches the last 12 months of his contract, Mbappe’s future is certain to spark significant debate once more in 2019.
The Frenchman’s contract was renewed by PSG for a further three years, through 2025. However, the new contract he signed contained a crucial element. Mbappe signed a contract for two years, concluding in 2024, with the possibility of an extension into 2025. The condition is that in order to start the extension, both sides must agree.
The France forward is reportedly not eager to extend his contract by another year, which might result in his becoming a free agent in 2024, according to L’Equipe. Mbappe’s contract was renewed not long after unrest rumours and fresh Real Madrid connections appeared. Despite the fact that everything appears to be in order, the PSG superstar is not fully keen on staying at the team for very long. Mbappe must decide whether to extend his contract until 2025 before July 31, 2023, and as of now, he has no plans to do so.
Real Madrid is aware of this scenario and may try to sign Mbappe, 24, if he becomes a free agent after this year. The 2024 contract expiration of the club’s captain Karim Benzema need a replacement. And the two leading candidates that Los Blancos are considering are Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
The Frenchman’s refusal to extend his PSG contract makes the chance of him becoming unemployed next year extremely plausible, which means a transfer to plausible Madrid might once again be on the table.
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