Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) captain, Marquinhos, expressed his hope for a resolution to the dispute with Kylian Mbappe and for the French superstar to rejoin the squad for the upcoming season. Mbappe was notably left out of the 29-player squad for PSG’s pre-season tour of Japan and South Korea due to an ongoing contract disagreement.
Marquinhos stated that the decision to exclude Mbappe was made by the management, and it is a sensitive matter. He expressed the team’s desire to have top players like Mbappe with them and hopes that a decision will be reached to have him back in the squad.
Kylian Mbappe, 24, has stated that he will not renew his existing contract with PSG, which is set to expire next year. The club prefers to sell him during this transfer window rather than allowing him to leave as a free agent in 2024. PSG’s decision to leave him out of the pre-season tour is seen as a way to put pressure on him to either sign a new contract or agree to a transfer elsewhere.
PSG believes that Mbappe has an agreement in place with Real Madrid to join the Spanish club as a free agent after the upcoming season. Meanwhile, sources close to the player suggest that he has received a significant offer from a club in Saudi Arabia, although the likelihood of such a move seems low.
As the situation unfolds, PSG’s new coach, Luis Enrique, may have to prepare for the upcoming season without the team’s top scorer from last season. The transfer window closes at the start of September, leaving uncertainty surrounding Mbappe’s status until then. PSG is set to play a friendly match against Al-Nassr, the Saudi club of Cristiano Ronaldo, in Osaka on Tuesday, although Mbappe will not be part of the squad.