Kylian Mbappe has refuted rumours that he is planning to sign with Real Madrid this summer.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has unequivocally stated that he would not exercise the one-year option in his current deal. He later asserted that he had clearly communicated his position when he signed his extension last summer.
Real Madrid, actively chasing the Frenchman for a while, are expected to intensify their pursuit this summer. Le Parisien even said that Mbappe’s only goal is to move to the Bernabeu before the start of the upcoming season.
However, Kylian Mbappe took to Twitter to set the record straight and dismissed the Real Madrid summer transfer claims.
“LIES,” he wrote in response to the story. “The bigger [the lie], the more it passes.
“I have already said that I will continue next season at PSG, where I am very happy.”
The dilemma for PSG, however, is that Mbappe is currently on track to depart the club as a free agent at the end of the 2023/24 campaign and is able to discuss a contract with his suitors in just six months.
Club sources insist that Mbappe, perhaps the most valuable footballer on the planet, will not have permission to leave for nothing next summer.
It seems sense that Real Madrid is eager to renew its interest in Mbappe, especially in light of Karim Benzema’s move to Saudi Arabia.
Club president Florentino Perez recently appeared in a video where he admitted his intentions to sign Mbappe in the future but ruled out making a move this summer. However, this was before the Frenchman’s announcement on his future.
Los Blancos have already agreed to pay in excess of €100m for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham this summer and are looking for a handful of new forwards after Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard and Mariano Diaz all left the club for free as well.