Kylian Mbappe: 5 Players Who Could Follow Frenchman Away From PSG

Kylian Mbappe: 5 Players Who Could Follow Frenchman Away From PSG

Isaac Darko
updated at February 29, 2024 at 6:32 PM
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  • Kylian Mbappe is reportedly set to dump PSG and move to Spain this summer
  • But he's not the only player who could quit the Paris-based powerhouse
  • Here are five players who could potentially join Mbappe in leaving the club

With Kylian Mbappe's anticipated move to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain will undoubtedly face a significant loss.

However, the Frenchman won't be the sole departure from the Parc des Princes this summer.

Kylian Mbappe, Keylor Navas, Presnel Kimpembe, PSG
Keylor Navas and Presnel Kimpembe could potentially join Kylian Mbappe in leaving the club this summer.
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The prospect of Mbappe joining Real Madrid has long been an open secret in football circles, with Los Blancos pursuing the forward since his arrival in the French capital from Monaco in 2017 for €180m (£154m).

As PSG gear up for life without their star player, significant changes are expected throughout their squad, with numerous players likely to depart and new arrivals anticipated in the summer transfer window.

Here are five players who could potentially join Mbappe in leaving the club this summer:

Players who could follow Mbappe

Hugo Ekitike

The 21-year-old has made just one appearance for the club this season, featuring for eight minutes in the season opener, and has not been included in PSG’s matchday squad since game week three.

In January, he was loaned out to German side Eintracht Frankfurt with an option to be purchased for around £30m, but only recently made his full debut.

With Mbappe leaving, there might be an opportunity for Ekitike in PSG's squad. However, if he fails to make an impression in Germany, it's possible that he could be sold before truly beginning his career with PSG.

Renato Sanchez

After joining PSG in the 2022/23 season, he had a sporadic role during his first year and was subsequently loaned out to Roma for the current campaign.

In Rome, a combination of injuries and a loss of form have restricted the Portuguese international to just 120 minutes of Serie A action.

Now 26 years old, the winner of the 2016 Golden Boy award is expected to leave Paris this summer in an effort to rejuvenate his career.

Keylor Navas

At 37 years of age, and with his contract poised to conclude at the end of this season, Keylor Navas is expected to depart the French capital this summer.

The Costa Rican international, who clinched the Champions League three consecutive times during his tenure at Real Madrid, joined PSG in 2019.

Despite making 111 appearances across all competitions for the Parisians, he relinquished his status as the club's primary goalkeeper following the arrival of Italian international Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan in 2021.

Presnel Kimpembe

Kimpembe has remained with PSG throughout his senior career, amassing over 230 appearances across all competitions since his debut in 2014.

However, he has yet to feature in the league this season due to an Achilles tendon rupture in February 2023, leaving him sidelined for nearly a year.

Despite this setback, PSG extended his contract until the summer of 2026 in December 2023, making a permanent departure this summer improbable.

However, they might consider loaning the 28-year-old once he returns to full fitness to regain match sharpness.

PSG fans boo Mbappe

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Mbappe was jeered by PSG supporters during a Ligue 1 match against Rennes.

It was the first time the striker was playing since news of his imminent exit broke out. He was taken off in the 65th minute by head coach Luis Enrique, with the fans booing him off the pitch.

It was a surprising decision by Enrique as his side was trailing to an Amine Gouiri first-half goal. Goncalo Ramos rescued a point in stoppage time by scoring from the penalty spot.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)