Kylian Mbappe He is pressing to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January, as his relationship with the club has broken down, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
The news comes just five months after Mbappe, 23, signed a new contract with PSG, with sources saying he feels at odds with the club’s direction on and off the field. The sources added that he is open to any destination, but signing for Real Madrid would be the favourite.
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There was no official comment from Paris Saint-Germain, but sources said that the club wants to keep Mbappe and intends to resolve the situation after the Champions League match on Tuesday evening against Benfica, which ended in a 1-1 draw with the French international kicking off and recording in his favour. hosts.
Sources said Mbappe believes that promises made by sporting director Luis Campos, president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and manager Christoph Galtier have not been kept. Sources close to Mbappe say he made a mistake by agreeing to a new deal to stay at the club in May.
Speaking before PSG’s draw with Benfica, Campos said Mbappe did not ask him or Al-Khelaifi to leave the club in January.
“I am very surprised that I spent all my days with Kylian Mbappe, and neither me nor the president asked me to leave in January,” Campos told RMC Sport.
“We have to be very clear that this is not an announcement – it is news that came out a few hours before a very important match against Benfica.
“For me, I have a three-year contract at Paris Saint-Germain and I am very happy to be here, in this place – and I work every day so that I can fulfill my ambitions at the end of my contract.”
Sergio Ramos will not be drawn to speculation regarding his Paris Saint-Germain teammate after Tuesday’s match and urged caution over reports regarding Mbappe’s club’s future.
“I saw him [Mbappe] Ramos said he is very happy .. I enjoy playing with him and his friendship. If he had to say something he would say it. He just renewed his contract. We have to stay away from the reports that are being circulated because we do not know if they are true.”
One of the promises was that Mbappe would play with a No. 9 next to him in attack who could play as a pivot, but that did not happen. The World Cup winner with France was also told that PSG would recruit another central defender, which did not happen in the summer, while Mbappe’s relationship with Neymar Sources said the deterioration.
Sources told ESPN that the Ligue 1 champions are open to Neymar’s summer offers but have not been able to find a club for him.
According to the sources, the three-year deal that Mbappe signed last May made him the highest-paid player in world football, and included a large registration fee.
According to Forbes, Mbappe will earn $128 million for the 2022-23 season – a record for the magazine’s annual rating. His appearance at the top of the football rich list for the first time represented a player other than him Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo It has reached No. 1 in eight years.
Mbappe expressed his concerns in September after France beat Austria in the Nations League, saying he enjoyed playing with the national team more because he had more freedom than Paris Saint-Germain.
“What they’re asking of me here is different,” Mbappe said. “Here, I have much more freedom than I had at PSG.
“The coach knows there’s a ‘9’ like.” [Olivier] Jerrod, so I can move around and go into space. It’s different in Paris – they ask me to play the hub, though I enjoy it [playing] Everywhere.”
Gallitter appeared to admit there were problems with Mbappe at a press conference on Monday, but after Tuesday’s match with Benfica he said: “I haven’t spoken to him about it. My goal was to stay focused on the match. Tonight he gave everything. He showed that he is a great player.”
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