Crowd erupts as PSG announce Mbappe extends contract until 2025
FOOTBALL | By Reuters | May 21st 2022
PSG refused to discuss the complaint of LaLiga.
Mbappe One of football’s top talents who came onto the scene as a teenager, and was instrumental in helping France take home the World Cup in 2018, was set to depart with a no-cost transfer after his contract was due to expire at the close of the season.
PSG has signed Mbappe who was a player at AS Monaco in 2017 in the amount of approximately 180 million euros which makes him the second-most expensive signing following Neymar who was signed by PSG after leaving Barcelona for around 222 million euros.
Real’s offer to take on Mbappe in the past was turned down from Mbappe’s club Parisian club, which appeared willing to let him go in a transfer for free this season.
Last year, reports claimed that the Spanish champions made an offer to PSG up to 200 million euros to the Frenchman.
PSG was not planning on selling their young starlet in their pursuit of Champions League glory, but the French club was a long way from winning this season , when Real played a thrilling second-leg victory in the final 16 to force them out of the tournament.
PSG was strengthened this year following the signing to Lionel Messi from Barcelona to boost the power of a stellar squad. Apart from winning their Ligue 1 title, the French club was not able to claim any other awards.
Mbappe however, was an absolute star on his own scoring 38 goals and contributing 26 assists to PSG across all competitions this season, after scoring an opening double in the match against Metz on Saturday.
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