Mbappé: PSG’s future is not decided but the club will be protected

Kylian Mbappé said on Wednesday that he has yet to decide whether he will sign a new contract to remain at Paris Saint-Germain beyond this season or leave on a free transfer in the summer.

The French World Cup winner, who has long been a target of Real Madrid, said last summer that he had no intention of extending his contract with the Ligue 1 champions, meaning he can now negotiate with others. clubs before a possible move. the end of the season.

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However, speaking after scoring to help PSG lift the Champions Trophy, Mbappe said he is still undecided.

“No, to start with I’m very motivated for this year,” he told reporters after the 2-0 win over Toulouse. “It is very important. We have titles to win and we have already won one.

“I have not made a decision yet. I have not made a decision. With the agreement I had with the president in the summer, my decision is not important because we managed to protect all parties and preserve the serenity of the club for the challenges that come, which is the most important thing, then we will say that [the decision] It’s secondary.”

As part of an agreement reached last summer, when the club initially threatened to sign a new contract or be transferred before the start of this season, Mbappé reportedly agreed to waive loyalty bonus payments of up to €100 million to protect PSG did leave for nothing.

The 25-year-old was also close to joining Real Madrid on a free transfer in the summer of 2022 before surprisingly announcing a U-turn to stay at the Parc des Princes.

When asked if he could make another late decision this time, Mbappé replied: “I don’t know. It was at the end of May 2022 because I didn’t know until May.”

“If I know what I want to do, why wait? It wouldn’t make sense, but as I said, the most important thing is the titles. We have already won one and we are determined to win more. My personal situation, within the club championship, no one talk about that, it’s not very interesting.”

Mbappé, who signed from Monaco in 2017, is PSG’s all-time leading scorer and has won five Ligue 1 titles with the club. PSG lead the Ligue 1 standings by five points and will face Real Sociedad in the Champions League round of 16.

ESPN’s Julien Laurens contributed to this report.

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