The deadline for Kylian Mbappe to activate the option of extending his PSG contract has elapsed and the deal will now expire in 2024.
Mbappe has vehemently refused to back down in his stance and could now leave as a free agent next year.
The news on Kylian Mbappe was confirmed by football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, on Monday night.
Romano tweeted: “option to extend Kylian Mbappé contract until June 2025 has expired, No late twists in the saga: Mbappé as expected has not activated the clause to extend his PSG contract.”
“Deadline was July 31, it’s over — formally, Mbappé contract will expire in June 2024 and then free agent.”
“Paris Saint-Germain keep thinking he has agreed with Real Madrid to join in 2024 on a free transfer.”
“Mbappé remains up for sale as PSG hope for bids ASAP — from Real or any club after Saudi rejected.”
“Kylian will formally receive €40m fidelity bonus activated now as part of final year of his contract,” he concluded.
Recall we also reported that Kylian Mbappe, whose contract with PSG expires at the end of the 2023-2024 season, and said he won’t renew, posted a picture of three cards, all showing the number nine (of hearts, of clubs, and of diamonds).
Kylian Mbappe, 24, who has one year left on his contract and has refused to sign a contract extension, is absent from their pre-season tour in Japan.
PSG’s reason for taking up such a move was to reiterate that they only want to include players who are committed to the club.
The current most expensive transfer record is held by Neymar who joined PSG from FC Barcelona for a transfer fee worth £200 million in 2017.
Kylian Mbappe, however, revealed that he has no intention of moving to Saudi Arabia despite PSG accepting Al-Hilal’s offer and granting them permission to speak to the Frenchman.
Recall we reported that Kylian Mbappe was put up for sale after he declined signing a new contract with the Ligue 1 giants with one year left on his contract.
Kylian Mbappé Lottin is a French footballer that was born on December 20, 1998 and plays forward for Ligue 1 team PSG and the France national team.
Mbappé started his professional club career in 2015 by playing for Monaco, where he won the Ligue 1 championship. He was born in Paris and reared in the nearby town of Bondy.
With a €180 million permanent transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, Mbappé, then 18 years old, became the second-most expensive player and most expensive teen player in history.