Mbappe plans to give up 88 million USD to freely leave PSG
According to page 90min on September 6, Mbappe has just reaffirmed to PSG that he will not renew his contract, although the two sides resume negotiations from the end of August. The 24-year-old striker is even ready to give up the loyalty bonus. worth 88 million USD. PSG's reaction is currently unknown. The French club can once again remove Mbappe from the squad, or let him play again.
Mbappe's relationship with PSG began to crack in June, when the French striker announced that he would not activate the extension until June 2025. Before the risk of losing everything in June 2024, President Nasser Al Khelaifi once issued an ultimatum asking Mbappe to extend, or be sold in the summer transfer window. But in case of leaving, the French striker only wants to go to Real Madrid. With Real Madrid refusing to buy at high prices last summer, the World Cup's top scorer in 2022 is willing to stay until June 2024 to be free to leave.
On July 21, the conflict reached a climax when PSG removed Mbappe from the Asian tour squad. After nearly a month, the two sides resumed negotiations. However, by the end of the summer transfer window - August 31, the two sides had not yet reached an agreement. At that time, Al Khelaifi said PSG were prepared for the risk of Mbappe not renewing.
PSG bought Mbappe from Monaco in 2018 for $200 million. According to French media, Al Khelaifi wants to recover the transfer fee in case of sale. Last summer, Al Hilal offered PSG a record fee of 300 million and only signed a one-year contract. The French team accepted this price, but Mbappe did not accept to go to Saudi Arabia to play.
Mbappe holds the record of scoring 217 goals in 263 games for PSG. In more than six seasons of companionship, the 24-year-old striker helped the Paris team win five Ligue 1, three French Cups, two League Cups, two French Super Cups and to the final of the Champions League 2020. With France, he won World Cup 2018, Nations League 2021 and finals of World Cup 2022.
If once again being left out of the squad by PSG, Mbappe may not be able to keep his form. France is in the Euro qualifying round and if they pass, they will have the opportunity to compete for the championship in Germany in 2024.