PSG may likely lose their newly-signed manager Luis Enrique as the contract stand-off between the club and Kylian Mbappe lingers.
PSG are at the crossroads over Kylian Mbappe transfer saga. They are more likely to lose the French talisman on a free transfer but are ready to take the battle against Mbappe’s free exit to a logical conclusion.
They dropped the player from PSG’s preseason tour in Japan and have put him up for sale
Saudi club Al Hilal have tabled a record offer for Kylian Mbappe with PSG accepting the offer and granting permission for Al Hilal to engage Mbappe on contract talks. Kylian has turned down the offer and is not ready to negotiate with the Saudi club for a move to the Saudi Pro League.
While the contract standoff continue to rage, PSG have made everything possible to ensure Mbappe’s saga remained on the peripheries while the club continue on their schedule and preparations ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.
However, it appears such moves have not yielded results as the standoff have spilled into the ranks of the club’s coaching staff.
According to marca, PSG new manager, Luis Enrique is considering quitting his new role as PSG manager due to the contract stand-off with Kylian Mbappe.
The report says Luis Enrique is “fed up” with the dragging faceoff between the club and the 24-year-old and is considering leaving the club.
Another high-ranking coaching staff, Rafel Pol, who is an assistant manager to Luis Enrique is also said to be considering his exit due to Mbappe saga. Rafel Pol’s intention to leave is said to have heavily influenced Luis Enrique’s plan to exit his role.
PSG sporting director Luis Campos is also said to be at the exit door although it is still unclear whether his exit is linked to Kylian Mbappe’s saga or not.
PSG debunk claims Luis Enrique wants to leave the club
PSG have debunked the report as carried by marca that Luis Enrique wants to leave the club due to Kylian Mbappe’s saga, brandishing the report as “nonsense.”
A quote from club’s spokesperson, shared by Fabrizio Romano reads: “Today’s rumors about Luis Enrique are as ridiculous as they are completely out of place.”
The former Spain national team and Barcelona manager is expected to help PSG win the Champions League, a feat he accomplished while at Barcelona.
When asked about Mbappe’s transfer saga, Enrique said he is ready to work with the French star but it is apparent the Spaniard will work out his team plan without Kylian Mbappe as things stand.
Kylian Mbappe’s future is yet to be ascertained after he rejected talks with Al Hilal. PSG are still vouching for offers from other clubs interested in signing the player and have reportedly pleaded with Mbappe to accept offers coming in for him this summer instead of leaving on a free transfer next summer.