Mbappé, an ego problem?

Kylian Mbappé’s contract extension at PSG remains suspended to non-sporting issues.

It’s been a month since the PSG started negotiations with Kylian Mbappé. Objective: to lock in the long term a nugget whose present contract expires in June 2022. However, after long weeks of discussions, no concrete proposal has yet been formulated by the club of the capital. And for good reason: the striker of the France team and his entourage are tough in business. The heart of the debates blithely going beyond the sporting field.

After almost four years spent in the Parisian ranks, Kylian Mbappé, at the height of his 22 years, aspires to take the lead, whether in Paris or elsewhere. Belonging to the very closed circle of potential heirs of Messi and Ronaldo, the Bondy prodigy intends to become the central element of his training, his incarnation, the one for whom the rest of the team plays. Recognition that necessarily goes through the salary grid.

A release clause in question

Several sources thus assert this Monday that the boy’s claims are now confined to the emoluments that perceives Neymar, namely about 3 million euros per month. Not necessarily a requirement likely to frighten PSG but the root of the problem lies elsewhere. According to Foot Mercato, the person who would see himself becoming in the short term the most expensive footballer on the planet would like his future contract to include a release clause.

In practice, this precaution is prohibited in France but behind the scenes, it is negotiated perfectly. The idea for Kylian Mbappé would be to remain available in the event of a career opportunity beyond the borders of France. “It’s over looking at Mbappé as a young promise. You have to look at him as the big star of the team, give him the responsibilities. He gave a very clear answer to all (against Barça, editor’s note): he is ready to be No. 1, ”said Luis Campos, Sunday, via Téléfoot. This is the whole point of its extension to Paris.

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