Kylian Mbappe Reportedly Embroiled in Screaming Fight With Nasser Al Khelaifi Before PSG Game

Kylian Mbappe Reportedly Embroiled in Screaming Fight With Nasser Al Khelaifi Before PSG Game

Isaac Darko
updated at May 13, 2024 at 7:38 PM
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  • Kylian Mbappe and Nasser Al-Khelaifi reportedly screamed at each other on Sunday
  • The PSG president was unhappy he was not mentioned in the star's farewell message
  • Mbappe was booed by a section of PSG fans in his last Ligue 1 game at Parc des Princes

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Kylian Mbappe was reportedly engaged in a heated confrontation with Nasser Al-Khelaifi just before PSG's last home match of the season against Toulouse on May 12.

In the same week, the Frenchman confirmed his departure from the Ligue 1 champions through a video shared on his social media channels.

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Kylian Mbappe reportedly had an ugly spat with PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, before their game against Toulouse on May 12, 2024. Photo by Franck Fife.
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According to French publication, Le Parisien, Al-Khelaifi expressed displeasure with the video because the outgoing PSG star did not acknowledge him.

The Parisians president reportedly questioned Mbappe about his notable absence from the farewell video, triggering a heated exchange between them.

According to a source, the argument between Al-Khelaifi and Mbappe escalated to the point where the intensity was palpable, with 'the walls shaking'.

How was Mbappe and Al-Khelaifi's relationship?

Al-Khelaifi orchestrated the acquisition of the 25-year-old from AS Monaco for €180 million in July 2018, per the BBC.

Mbapper rose to prominence at the Parc des Princes, becoming the club's all-time leading scorer with 256 goals and 108 assists in 307 appearances.

Despite their history of tension, attributed partly to the 2018 World Cup winner's persistent links to other clubs, including potential departures, their relationship remained strained.

At the beginning of the 2023/24 season, Mbappe's refusal of a contract extension led to his exclusion from Luis Enrique's preseason squad.

However, the France international and Al-Khelaifi set aside their differences, leading to the forward's reinstatement into the first team. His contribution played a pivotal role as PSG secured another Ligue 1 title.

PSG boss speaks about life after Mbappe

Meanwhile, Sports Brief reported that PSG manager, Luis Enrique, expressed confidence in his team's ability to emerge stronger despite Mbappe's departure next season.

The former FC Barcelona coach remains optimistic that his side will not only cope but also enhance their performance without their talismanic forward in the upcoming campaign.

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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)