The French team hopes that the Argentinean will be a strong reason to convince the footballer to renew his contract.
The final sprint for Kylian Mbappé will be next year – his contract ends in June 2022 – but PSG does not want to lose him and is already starting to draw up plans to keep him in the team. Teams like Real Madrid and Liverpool are keeping an eye on their situation and the French club needs a convincing proposal to renew him.
As ‘AS’ says, the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino changes that scenario somewhat. The Frenchman asked for a more solid sporting project in the past in order to consider staying on and the arrival of a coach with ambition could be a good first step towards this.
He is also the chosen one of Leonardo, the sports director. The Brazilian is the person who most insists on the renewal of Mbappé. He has already approached the forward, but so far without success.
Leonardo’s idea is to place Mbappé on the same level as Neymar at salary level so that Kylian can see that he is valued on a par with the former Barcelona player. PSG would also have to balance its books to do this.
Mbappé’s future seems to be playing on three fronts. Beyond the Paris, Real Madrid seemed to take the lead in the past for the forward, but Liverpool has emerged as a serious contender.
Liverpool, despite having one of the most feared tridents in Europe, are also in the running for the former Monaco player. Liverpool are aiming to entice the player through sponsorship agreements with Nike.
The drama will come in a few weeks time. The ball will be in Mbappé’s court and he will have to decide whether to stay with PSG to compete in the Champions League, which he missed out on last year, or whether to change his tune and head for La Liga or the Premier League.