Kylian Mbappe has hit out at persistent questions over his future with Paris Saint-Germain after reiterating his desire to remain in the French capital.
The 22-year-old forward, who is widely considered to be one of the best players in the world, sent a letter to PSG this week saying he had no intention of extending his contract beyond 2024, prompting speculation that he could leave the club. However, Mbappe was quick to deny those rumors on Thursday and insisted that he wants to stay with Les Parisiens.
“Am I going to leave PSG? I’ve already answered: My objective is to stay at PSG and that’s my only option at the moment. I’m ready to come back when pre-season starts again,” said Mbappe during a media conference. “The president (Emmanuel Macron) has nothing to do with my career choices, so it doesn’t matter what he thinks or says. It’s all about me and my career path.”
Mbappe’s comments came as a surprise given the growing speculation surrounding his future. But while other clubs may have been hoping for an opportunity to sign him, Mbappe made it clear that he intends on finishing off his current contract with PSG before considering any other offers.
“I have one year left on my contract here,” said Mbappe, referring to the deal he signed last year which runs until 2024. “So there is no rush and because of this there is no need for me to make any hasty decisions about my future. I’m very happy here and I just want some peace of mind when it comes to making decisions about my professional life.”
Mbappe has been one of PSG’s most influential players since signing for them in 2018 and has played an important part in their success domestically and throughout Europe over the past few seasons. The Frenchman won both Ligue 1 Player of the Season awards while wearing the iconic PSG jersey during 2023/24 season – a testament of his impact on the side – and he was also instrumental in helping them reach their first ever Champions League final last year.
Aside from his impressive individual displays, Mbappe has proven himself to be an invaluable asset for PSG due not only for his skill but also for his leadership qualities off the pitch; something which manager Thomas Tuchel relies upon heavily when formulating tactics and game plans each week. This sentiment was echoed by midfield maestro Marco Verratti who claims it would be a shame if such a talented player did not see out his remaining years in Paris .
With all these factors considered, it appears increasingly likely that Mbappe will indeed remain atPSG until 2024 when his current contract expires; unless something drastic happens between now then which would force him out before then. Regardless though, one thing is certain – whatever Mbappé decides will ultimately have no influence from external forces such as President Macron nor from any other club around Europe; it will all depend solely on what’s best for Kylian himself and we can only hope that whatever decision this may be leads him down a successful path full of joys an achievements throughout every stage of his career!