Paris Saint-Germain will try to tempt Kylian Mbappe into staying with a huge contract offer, according to reports in France.
Mbappe is already one of the best players in the world at the age of 22. He is expected to be one of the main contenders for the Ballon D’Or when the time comes for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to retire.
The forward has won three Ligue 1 titles with PSG, but his future in the French capital is in doubt. After losing in the Champions League final with them last season, he is considering his options.
Mbappe is out of contract in 2022, meaning he could be on the move this summer. It would still take a huge fee to persuade PSG to sell.
It is believed that the 2018 World Cup winner would be happy to stay with them until the end of his contract. But he could seek a move thereafter – or even earlier.
Liverpool are one of the main clubs to be linked, with Jurgen Klopp being a long-term admirer. Real Madrid is also a potential destination for the former Monaco starlet.
PSG, though, remain desperate to keep hold of their prize asset. According to L’Equipe, they are now willing to make a huge financial offer to Mbappe to convince him to stay.
It is claimed that they could offer him a salary worth €30m per season. That would be more than either Liverpool or Madrid could afford to match.
Money is not the only factor that Mbappe is taking into consideration, though. The sporting project on offer is equally important to him.
The chance to win the Champions League elsewhere could prove tempting. Madrid and Liverpool – who will go up against each other in this season’s quarter-finals – may be better primed to compete for the trophy in the next few years than PSG.
Mbappe wants to take his time before making his final decision, though. Therefore, no decision is likely to arrive in the near future.
Mbappe accused of hiding truth
“It is complicated. We are not in his head and he has personal goals and desires. Is he convinced to stay at PSG? I don’t think so, since otherwise his contract would have already been extended,” Rothen told ParisFans.
“I think he felt that his future lay elsewhere. It is not a criticism, he has the right to think like that. I have the impression that he sometimes hides certain truths.
“It feels like he’s not being direct and I don’t like that very much because it means that you are an opportunist, that your goal was to go to Real Madrid, but given the financial context of Madrid, you can’t anymore. That’s not very honest.”