PSG’s Mbappé undecided about club’s future as contract ends | football news


The French striker claims to be “very motivated” at PSG but has not decided where he will play next season.

Paris St Germain striker Kylian Mbappé says he has not decided where he will play next season as his contract enters its final six months.

Mbappé said last year that he would not renew his contract with PSG, which expires at the end of the 2023-24 season, when he could leave Paris for free.

The France captain, who has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, is now free to sign a pre-contract with a new club.

“First of all, I am very, very, very motivated for this year. It’s very important,” Mbappé told reporters after PSG’s 2-0 victory over Toulouse in the French Super Cup final on Wednesday night.

“As I said, we have titles to chase and we’ve already won one, so that’s done. Not after that, I haven’t decided yet.

“But in any case, with the agreement I made with the president [Nasser al-Khelaifi] This summer, it doesn’t matter what you decide.

“We managed to protect all parties and preserve the serenity of the club for the challenges ahead, which remains the most important thing. Then we will say that it is secondary.”

Media reports in September said Mbappé had agreed to give up loyalty bonuses worth up to 100 million euros ($109.17 million) if he left PSG on a free transfer.

In 2022, Mbappé waited until May to announce a contract extension with PSG, just weeks before the transfer window opened. The 25-year-old said this time he won’t leave it so late.

“I think it was at the end of May 2022 because I didn’t know until May,” he added.

“If I know what I want to do, why drag it out? “It just doesn’t make sense.”

Mbappé’s goal in the 2-0 win over Toulouse took his overall tally to 22 in 23 games this season and extended his PSG goal record to 234 since arriving in the summer of 2017.

But he failed to score or make an impression as PSG lost 4-1 at Newcastle and 2-1 at AC Milan in the Champions League, managing to reach the last 16 in second place from the last round of matches.

Still, Mbappé enjoys playing under new coach Luis Enrique.

“He arrived with clear ideas. It takes time, but I think we are starting to see some interesting things,” Mbappé said.

“It’s more structured, you can see it in the way we attack.”

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