Three Potential Moves for Kylian Mbappe After Informing PSG of Decision

Three Potential Moves for Kylian Mbappe After Informing PSG of Decision

Ero Samson
June 13, 2023 at 2:46 PM
  • Kylian Mbappe recently wrote to PSG expressing that he would not extend his contract
  • Real Madrid and other European clubs have been long-time admirers of the Frenchman
  • PSG are set to sell the 24-year-old if he does not extend his stay in the French capital

Kylian Mbappe could be on the move this summer, following reports indicating the that has written a letter informing the club he would not be signing a new contract.

The 24-year-old, who was signed as a teenager from Monaco in 2018 for a world record fee of £160 million in 2018, will see his current deal expire next year.

PSG must now decide whether to cash in on the prolific striker or risk losing him for free.

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Kylian Mbappe recently wrote to PSG that he would not extend his contract. Image: Gualter Fatia.
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Sports Brief takes a look at a number of potential moves the French forward could consider if he leaves the French capital.

Mbappe to Real Madrid?

The La Liga giants have been long-time admirers of Mbappe and according to Marca, would likely be able to muster the finance required to get a deal across the line.

Real Madrid have already made a move for English midfielder, Jude Bellingham and have been linked with his international teammate, Harry Kane, as they look to challenge for top honours again next season.

With Karim Benzema having departed for Al-Ittihad, Los Blancos coach, Carlo Ancelotti will be keen to add proven firepower to his attack and Mbappe, with 212 goals in 260 appearances, certainly ticks that box.

Manchester United move for Mbappe?

The Red Devils improved last season under Erik ten Hag but are still some distance away from challenging city neighbours, Manchester City, who recently completed a historic treble.

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PSG are set to sell Kylian Mbappe if he will not extend his current contract. Image: Franck Fife.
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The ongoing uncertainty of takeover bids may yet destabilise the club’s summer transfer business, but what a jewel in the crown Mbappe would be for any potential new owners at Old Trafford.

Like Real Madrid, United would probably be able to make the deal work financially, and they do have their famous number seven shirt ready and waiting for someone to fill it.

Saudi Arabia on Mbappe's card?

With the Saudi Pro League looking to bring in some of the biggest names in world football, could Mbappe be tempted to head to the Middle East in his prime?

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Real Madrid and other clubs are long-time admirers of Kylian Mbappe. Image: Fayez Nureldine.
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Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Al-Nassr earlier this year with former Real Madrid teammate, Karim Benzema joining him in Saudi Arabia and the likes of N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez also linked with big-money deals.

At 24, Mbappe may feel the timing is not right to relocate to a league outside of those at the very top of the sport, as well as moving away from the lure of chasing a first Champions League trophy.

La Liga desperate for Mbappe

Sports Brief earlier reported La Liga are encouraging Real Madrid’s push for Kylian Mbappe this summer as the Spanish topflight is short of star power at the moment.

According to Football Espana, the Spanish league believes signing the Frenchman would prove Los Blancos has appeal beyond all the glamour of the Premier League.

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