Only a day has gone by since Real Madrid’s remarkable Champions League semi-final comeback. Soon after, news broke that their long-standing target Kylian Mbappe is set to sign a new bumper deal at his current club Paris Saint-Germain(PSG). Mbappe will reportedly put pen to paper on an £820,000-weekly contract. He could pocket an additional €100 million signing bonus as a part of the deal. The agreement will come with an option of extending for a third year.PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is also exploring the possibility of making promises in terms of squad building and leadership roles.
However, Mbappe’s mother, who also acts as his agent, has denied these reports. She declares it untrue that Kylian Mbappe will sign a new bumper PSG contract and ditch Madrid. She has consistently reiterated that Real Madrid remains their priority. With these differences, a big saga becomes a possibility come the summer when his current PSG deal expires.
Kylian Mbappe to sign a new bumper PSG deal: Does Real Madrid stay a dream?
In the summer of 2021, Mbappe handed in the proposal to leave PSG for a transfer to Madrid. Although that did not materialize, it has since seemed like a matter of time before the move happens. But with the possibility of PSG’s bumper new deal on the table and Mbappe perhaps ditching Madrid, the situation has taken a sensational turn. Reliable football journalist Fabrizio Romano has clarified that no agreement exists yet. His Instagram post states that “Kylian’s still thinking about the best step for his career between Real and PSG, for sure Paris are pushing to get the deal done, but there’s still no final decision.”.
What seemed like a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’ has been quashed with this news of Kylian Mbappe possibly ditching a move to Real Madrid with PSG’s new bumper contract on offer. The PSG hierarchy has consistently reiterated their efforts to keep the 23-year-old home-grown talent at the club. Whether or not those efforts come to fruition remains to be seen at the end of the season.