Presnel Kimpembe, PSG agreed to a two-year extension through 2026

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PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe, 28 years old and world champion in 2018 with France, has extended his contract with the club for an additional two years, locking him through June 2026 in Paris.

The surprising announcement cabit of a shocker following the win of PSG against Metz on Wednesday, even more considering he is probably going to be ruled out for the remainder of the season with his then/current deal set to expire next summer.

Kimpembe, for context, is currently recovering from a serious Achilles tendon injury sustained last February during a match against Olympique de Marseille. He has not played since then and he barely started training with the group just a few days ago.

The injury seemed to have turned into a serious concern for PSG with the club reportedly considering shutting him down (which is still expected to happen soon) and throwing some question marks over the future of the defender in Paris.

Kimpembe underwent an Achilles operation ten months ago and has yet to return to full fitness, let alone appear in a game with PSG.

The club announced that Kimpembe is scheduled to undergo a "surgical correction" in the upcoming days, although no further information other than "This procedure aims to expedite his return to competition," was shared by PSG. In other words, the club has not specified a timeline for his recovery, probably erring on the safe/cautious side of things.

This new agreement provides stability for his future and allows him to focus on his rehabilitation without having any pressure to rush a return and risking suffering any more setbacks.

Expressing his happiness about the outcome, Kimpembe stated, “I am very happy to continue my story with my favorite club. I thank Paris Saint-Germain, its president, and the supporters for the renewed confidence. I hope to wear these colors again as soon as possible.”