Kylian Mbappe signs new three-year contract with PSG despite Real Madrid talks – The Athletic

Kylian Mbappe signs new three-year contract with PSG despite Real Madrid talks – The Athletic
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Kylian Mbappe has signed a new three-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Athletic reported on Friday that PSG had tabled an offer to Mbappe, two years fewer than the previous deal they had put forward.

The French champions and player announced news of the deal in front of their fans at the Parc de Princes ahead of their final Ligue 1 game of the season against Metz on Saturday evening.

Speaking on the announcement, Mbappe said: “I’m really happy to continue the adventure here at Paris Saint-Germain. To stay in Paris, my city.

“I hope that I will continue to do what I prefer to with you all and win titles together. Thanks a lot”.

Mbappe’s contract with PSG had been due to expire in June, and it was reported on Monday that he had agreed personal terms with Real Madrid ahead of a potential free transfer.

However, PSG were still trying to convince Mbappe to change his mind and he had not yet signed any paperwork with Real.

PSG sources insisted to The Athletic that Real’s confidence that he would move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer was misplaced.

PSG’s new offer had a significant focus on Mbappe being the centrepiece of the club’s brand going forward as a Paris-born player. He has now chosen to sign and stay at the Parc des Princes.

Mbappe had been at the centre of a transfer saga last summer, when Real made two bids for the forward. Both of those were rejected, despite Mbappe later confirming he had asked to leave PSG.

The France international is regarded as one of the finest forwards in Europe. He has scored 168 goals in 216 games for PSG, having joined them in 2017 from Monaco, the club with which he made his senior debut.

Mbappe won the World Cup with France in 2018 and the Nations League in 2021. He has also won Ligue 1, the French top flight, five times since emerging at Monaco.

On an individual front, he has been named the Ligue 1 player of the year three times, been selected in the Champions League squad of the season three times and was named as the best young player at the 2018 World Cup.

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