Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has confirmed in a statement to Agence France-Presse on Tuesday that he has never discussed extending his contract with the French club beyond 2024. This comes a day after he informed the club officials of his decision not to activate the option for an additional year.
According to the statement issued by the French international, he informed the “club’s management responsible for contract extension,” which was signed a year ago, that as of July 15, 2022, he will not be extending his contract beyond 2024. The purpose of the recent communication was merely to confirm what had already been verbally clarified.
The statement further explained that Mbappe and his close circle have never discussed this matter with the club during the past year, except for 15 days prior to the official notification. Additionally, there have been no discussions regarding any potential new extension.
Mbappe and his entourage clarified that he has already confirmed in recent weeks that he will remain with Paris Saint-Germain for the upcoming season. While he did not request to leave this summer, he only informed the club of his decision not to activate the additional year.
Finally, the statement expressed their regret that the receipt of this letter had been leaked to the media and that these exchanges were made public for the sole purpose of tarnishing their image and hindering smooth discussions with the club.
This development comes just over a year after Mbappe’s surprise contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he has been playing since 2017.
Previously, Mbappe had hinted at the possibility of leaving in 2024 during the Union of Professional Football Players’ awards ceremony on May 28, when he was named the Best Player in the French League for the fourth consecutive year.