PSG forward and France world champion Kylian Mbappe, whose contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires on June 30, 2024, is still pondering what to do next in his supremely great career.
According to the latest reports and contrary to usual believes, it's been said that Mbappe's decision will not be influenced by PSG's performance in European competitions this season, whether their presence in the continental competitions ends on Wednesday or further down the road without a title or with it.
Mbappe, who still has seven months remaining on his contract with PSG, is one of the most sought-after players in the world with the likes of Liverpool and notably Real Madrid expected to bid for him and offer him a contract on January 1, when he will first be legally able to negotiate freely.
Despite this interest from outsider clubs, PSG remains hopeful of persuading him to extend his stay in Paris. As PSG prepares for a pivotal Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, where they seek to secure the top spot in their group, L'Equipe is reporting that Mbappe's future with the Parisian club does not depend on the outcome of PSG's European campaign this season.
Mbappe has previously expressed his desire to win the Champions League with PSG, a sentiment he reiterated in interviews throughout 2023. He has emphasized his happiness with living and playing football in Paris and his connection with his current teammates has only strengthened that bond.
The support from new manager Luis Enrique and some other positive signals from the club are believed to have influenced the forward positively when it comes to staying put in Paris.
Mbappe has consistently stated that his career decisions are based on his belief in the PSG project, not on the result of a single match or a particular competition, no matter how critical.
L'Equipe also added that if Mbappe ultimately chooses to extend his contract with PSG, it would likely be for a long-term deal, contrasting with his previous two-year extension with the club.