The duration of Kylian Mbappé’s contract, a headache for PSG

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While he seemed very close to signing with Real Madrid at the end of last season, Kylian Mbappé had finally decided otherwise. “I am very happy to continue the adventure, to stay here in France in my city. I always said that Paris was my home. I hope I will continue doing what I love the most: playing football and continuing to win trophies with all of you. The 2018 world champion then spoke. At that time, the joy of the Parisian supporters contrasted with the spite of the Madrid leaders. A great victory for the Parisian board against its Spanish counterparts.

Since then, the Bondynois has had a fantastic start to the season. Author of nine achievements in seven games in all competitions, the tricolor international walks on water as on his opponents. Nevertheless, several black points darken an almost perfect picture. With his teammates, all is not rosy at the moment. After the controversy over the “penaltygate”, a new video has gone around social networks, where we see Mbappé attacking Achraf Hakimi, accusing him of not having given him the ball in a certain tone. In addition to the various tensions that exist with his PSG teammates, a contractual detail is now added to the files to be managed for the Parisian sports management.

Bis repetita at the end of the season?

Announced until 2025, Kylian Mbappé’s contract is actually for two years, with an optional additional year. However, PSG does not have control over the latter. A very important contractual detail was not mentioned when the Bondynois extended. Indeed, according to an internal source relayed by The Team : “this last year is at the discretion of Kylian Mbappé.” If we dwell on this situation, it is ultimately anything but abnormal. The French striker wanted to renew his lease with PSG but with a relatively short contract at stake, so as not to find himself “locked up” again. Conversely, the Parisian leaders preferred, for their part, to leave on a long-term contract in order to keep the 23-year-old player as long as possible.

The question of the duration of the KM9 contract was therefore at the center of the negotiations and a compromise was therefore finally found between the two parties. Race results? Paris Saint-Germain will have to take an interest in the contractual details of the Habs from next summer. Otherwise the Parisian club risks finding itself in the same situation as the one it experienced last year with an outcome in the very last days of the season. A very hot issue in perspective…

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