PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said that Kylian Mbappe will remain at PSG next season. There has been a lot of speculation that the Frenchman is looking for a move away from PSG next season. Real Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for Mbappe. He scored 42 goals for PSG in the 2020/21 season.
“I will be clear, Mbappe is going to stay in Paris,” Al-Khelaifi said. “We will never sell him and he will never leave on a free (transfer). Mbappe has everything he needs in Paris. Where can he go? What club, in terms of ambition, can compete with PSG today? All I can say is that things are going well and I hope we can reach an agreement (on a new contract). This is Paris, this is his country. He has a mission, not only to play football but to promote Ligue 1, his country, and his capital.”
PSG and Kylian Mbappe underachieved big time this season, managing to just win the French Cup. They lost the Ligue 1 title to Lille by a solitary point while crashing out to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League. Al-Khelaifi also said that Neymar did not want to return to Barcelona in 2019. It was just two years after his transfer from the Spanish club.
“Barcelona always wanted to get Neymar back, it’s no secret,” Al-Khelaifi added. “But did Neymar want to go? No. It’s true that his adaption to Paris and France was still incomplete, but call him and he will tell you how happy and fulfilled he is today.”