The future of Kylian Mbappé has become a matter of State in France to the point that a member of the Government has spoken out on the matter before the possibility that the PSG star signs for Real Madrid or Liverpool.
Roxana Maracineanu, Minister of Sports, today urged Mbappé to continue playing in France after his spectacular hat trick against Barça on Tuesday at the Camp Nou (1-4) rekindled speculation that, at 22, you could pursue your career abroad.
“Kylian, stay in France, we want to continue seeing you play like this. We need you, the public needs you, Paris Saint-Germain needs you and young people need to have examples and models. Today, you can’t leave France, stay in France, ”Maracineanu told France Info on Friday.
The Minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu.
200 million starting price
Mbappé ends his contract with PSG in June 2022 and, despite being in talks with PSG, he still does not renew his contract. According to Le Parisien, if he finally decided to leave despite requests from fans and now from Maracineanu itself, the French club would ask for a transfer of the order of 200 million euros.
In addition to being sought by Liverpool, Mbappé is Real Madrid’s number one goal, but the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the club’s accounts would for now curb the desire of its president, Florentino Pérez, to incorporate the French forward due to the astronomical investment it would require. His strategy would be to wait for Mbappé to conclude his contract and have the freedom letter in his hand.
Mbappé became the first player to score a hat trick against Barcelona in the Champions League since Andriy Shevchenko (Dinamo Kiev) in November 1997, a year before Mbappé was born.