During a press conference to introduce Luis Enrique as the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) following the departure of Christophe Gaultier, club president Nasser El-Khelaifi insisted that if Kylian Mbappé were to leave the club He will have to sign a new contract if he intends to stay. ,
Talented 24-year-old French striker Mbappe has informed PSG that he will not be extending his contract beyond 2024. Al-Khelaifi clarified PSG’s position, saying that for Mbappe to stay, he would have to commit to a new contract. ,
Al-Khelaifi stressed the club’s reluctance to let the current best player in the world leave for free, considering it impossible. While Mbappe has the option of activating another year to his contract after next season, he has expressed his intention not to exercise that extension, which would enable him to leave on a free transfer next summer.
Al-Khelaifi insisted that PSG is a French club, and that if Mbappe has changed his mind about staying at the club, it is not the club’s fault. Mbappe, who joined PSG in a record-breaking transfer from Monaco in 2017, has been a prolific goal-scorer for the club, scoring 212 goals in 260 games. He has been Ligue 1’s top scorer for the past five seasons in a row and has secured five league titles during his six-year stint at PSG.
The introduction of Luis Enrique as the new PSG manager marks his return to club management since his resignation as Spain national team manager in December. Before that, he enjoyed a successful stint at Barcelona, where he won nine trophies in three seasons, including the treble in his first campaign.
However, Enrique inherits a PSG team facing uncertainties, with Mbappe’s future in question and doubts over the continuity of Brazil forward Neymar following the departure of Lionel Messi. PSG’s Qatari boss is determined to build a cohesive team rather than relying solely on high-profile signings to achieve his desired success in the Champions League.
While Gaultier’s tenure initially showed promise, with a strong start to the previous season, PSG’s form declined following the World Cup break, resulting in disappointing performances in domestic cup competitions and the Champions League.
Gaultier has also faced challenges off the field, including allegations of racist comments during his time at Nice, for which he will face trial in December. PSG expressed their gratitude to Gaultier and his assistants for their professionalism and commitment throughout the season.
The club’s focus is now on securing Mbappe’s future and beginning a new chapter under the guidance of Luis Enrique, who faces the task of managing the transition and building a successful team to meet the ambitions of PSG’s ownership. are doing.