Kylian Mbappe, 25, who is in a standoff with Paris Saint-Germain over his contract, is relaxed after being left off the club’s Asia tour roster, according to local reports.
“Mbappe is training with other PSG reserves who were left out of the Asia tour,” ESPN reported on June 26, adding that the player “is not too worried about his future despite his standoff with the club.”
Mbappe, who is under contract until June 2024, has been at odds with the club over his contract. Mbappe is refusing to sign a new contract and PSG is pressing him to finalize his move by July.
PSG is concerned that if Mbappe does not re-sign this year, he could leave the club as a free agent next year without a transfer fee. Real Madrid (Spain) continues to be a favorite destination for Mbappe.
PSG paid a €180 million ($258 million) transfer fee to sign Mbappe from AS Monaco in 2017.
Angered by Mbappe’s refusal to re-sign, the club has left him off the roster for its Asian tour to Japan and South Korea. If Mbappe does not re-sign, the club is open to selling him this summer.
As PSG struggles to re-sign Mbappe, a Saudi bid with “oil money” has arrived. Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal has made a €300 million ($423.8 million) transfer offer to PSG. According to CBS Sports, Al-Hilal also offered the player an annual salary of $776 million.
However, Mbappe doesn’t seem to have much interest in moving to Saudi Arabia. “Al-Hilal has not contacted Mbappe directly,” ESPN reported, “and despite Al-Hilal’s courtship, Mbappe is only interested in joining Real Madrid.”
Mbappe, who remains in France training with Leandro Paredes, Julian Draxler and other reserve players, is unfazed. “Mbappe is not at all worried about his current situation and seems happy,” the outlet said.
“Real Madrid are well aware that they are the only team Mbappe wants to join,” ESPN quoted a source as saying, adding that “they (Real) have been in constant contact with the player over the last two months” 스포츠토토 and that a move this summer is likely.