When mentioning the greats like Messi and Ronaldo, you can be sure Kylian Mbappe’s name will be mentioned in top ten footballers of our time. The 21 year old Frenchman, tops the list of transfer values with an estimate at €265m. It represents a massive leap from the €1m per year that he earned while with Monaco, and that’s before sponsorship deals are taken into account. No wonder the striker would decide to hold off on contract talks with club, Paris Saint-Germain. In other words, HE HAS OPTIONS!
Though he may have options, teams interested in signing the striker must be prepared to roll out the cash and make it worth his while. The French superstar has noticeably been dodging questions about his future with Paris Saint-Germain. As no surprise, he insisted, “”it’s not the right time to make some waves.” Mbappe made this statement following the Parisians’ Coupe de la Ligue rout of Saint-Etienne on Wednesday, when asked about his future with PSG.
It’s no secret that fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane has a great deal of admiration for the striker. Mbappe has also been linked severally, to the La Liga giants Real Madrid. Zidane, has said, “it is Mbappe’s dream to play for Real Madrid” but could this also be a two way dream? Mbappe played a prominent role in the France squad that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a success that may have intensified any desire 1998 world champion Zidane has to sign the player.
PSG sporting director Leonardo has previously revealed talks over a new contract are progressing, with Mbappe’s current deal running through to the end of the 2021-22 season. When Asked about his future following PSG’s 6-1 Coupe de la Ligue quarter-final rout of Saint-Etienne on Wednesday, Mbappe told reporters: “I am ready to play football first. Because we are in January.”
Elaborating more on his future with the club, the 21 year old striker had this to say, “we start the final sprint, where we can compete for trophies. I think it’s not the right time to make some waves. The club are calm, serene, everyone is walking in the same direction so talking about external things off the pitch would not be realistic or good.”
Mbappe was in great form against Saint-Etienne and helped Icardi complete his hat-trick with a pair of assist, before scoring a goal in the 67th minute. He is the third best paid player in Ligue 1 behind club-mates Neymar and Edinson Cavani and over the course of a deal that began in 2017, he will have made around €87.5m.