Paris Saint Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe is aware that he might not leave the club this summer.
Mbappe has been linked with a move to both Real Madrid and Liverpool with Man City being the other club said to be interested in his services but according to French football pundit Julien Laurens, the player knows that a move might not be possible this summer.
According to the journalist, both clubs cant fund a deal for the Frenchman without selling a number of first-team players, which is not going to happen in the immediate future. The move might see the sign a new deal with the French giants worth around £30m, or attempt to run down his contract with the French giants before leaving on a free transfer in 2022.
“(Mbappe) can extend the contract like PSG have offered him, another four-year deal with a huge pay rise which would take him to around the similar money that Neymar is on. We’re talking about €35million (£30.1m) a year, which is a lot of money.
“He could also not want to extend but he also knows no one can pay for him right now. Not in a transfer fee, not in those kinds of wages either. Not Real Madrid, not Liverpool, they don’t have that kind of money unless they sell a lot of players, which is not going to be immediate. So he knows that.
“The third option is to run down his contract. PSG won’t be happy, they can’t afford to let him go on a free in the summer 2022 but that could be better for Kylian,” the journalists told ESPN FC, as transcribed by The Express.