France and Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has voiced his concerns about his current club, referring to it as “divisive” in an interview with France Football magazine. As speculations about his future with the French champions continue to grow, Mbappe, who is 24 years old and has a contract with PSG until 2024, has informed the club that he will not be signing a new deal.
Mbappe reportedly stated, “I believe that playing for PSG doesn’t contribute much due to the divisive nature of the team and the club.” PSG’s record goal scorer has expressed his desire to leave the club once his contract expires next summer, but PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has made it clear that he will not allow Mbappe to depart on a free transfer.
Despite helping PSG secure their 11th league title by scoring 41 goals in all competitions last season, Mbappe’s aspirations of Champions League success were thwarted once again as the team was eliminated in the round of 16 by Bayern Munich. Reflecting on the team’s performance, Mbappe remarked, “We gave it our all. The decisions regarding the team, squad organization, and club structure should be addressed to those in charge.”
With the recent appointment of Luis Enrique as head coach, replacing Christophe Galtier, PSG finds themselves in a transitional phase. The departure of Argentine World Cup winner Lionel Messi, 36, to MLS side Inter Miami has already been confirmed, and the future of Brazilian forward Neymar, 31, remains uncertain.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Kylian Mbappe
What did Kylian Mbappe say about Paris St-Germain in the interview?
Kylian Mbappe referred to Paris St-Germain as “divisive” in the interview with France Football magazine. He expressed his belief that playing for PSG doesn’t contribute much due to the team’s divisive nature.
Is Kylian Mbappe planning to sign a new contract with PSG?
No, Kylian Mbappe has informed the club that he will not sign a new deal. His current contract with PSG is set to expire in 2024.
Will PSG allow Kylian Mbappe to leave on a free transfer?
No, PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has stated that the club will not permit Kylian Mbappe to leave on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.
How successful has Kylian Mbappe been with PSG?
Kylian Mbappe has enjoyed significant success with PSG, winning Ligue 1 five times since joining from Monaco in 2017. He also helped the club secure their 11th league title by scoring 41 goals in all competitions last season.
Who is the new head coach of PSG?
Luis Enrique was recently appointed as the new head coach of PSG, replacing Christophe Galtier. He takes charge of a squad that is currently undergoing a transition phase.
What other player departures have occurred at PSG?
PSG has already allowed Lionel Messi, a World Cup winner with Argentina, to join MLS side Inter Miami. The future of Neymar, a Brazilian forward, is also uncertain at the moment.