Shock ending to ‘epic drama’…Mbappe says he’ll stay at PSG: “Strong, let’s play together”

Mbappe ‘soap opera’ to end with extension deal.

It was a soap opera, and it was hard to see how it would end. Fighting to the death, now trying to be a team again.

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has returned to training with the first team. An unexpected move.

PSG played their Ligue 1 opener against Lorient without Mbappe. They left him off the roster altogether. Mbappe has one year left on his contract at PSG, and this summer he turned his back on the club completely. He had been linked with a move to Real Madrid for years, and this summer he was again linked with a move to Real. In response, PSG vowed to sell Mbappe unless he signed an extension.

But Mbappe had plenty of money to spare. He turned down a big offer from Saudi Arabia, and a loan to Chelsea fell through. Mbappe could comfortably earn a year’s salary at PSG and then join Real as a free agent next summer. PSG’s threat to bench him for the entire season if he stayed didn’t seem to work either.

First, in the opening game, PSG showed their intentions. They left out Neymar and Mbappe, who had been linked with a sale. But the results weren’t good. They drew 0-0 against underdog Lorient. Mbappe’s name was all over the pitch.

In the meantime, Mbappe has returned to training with the first team. The club is even open to the possibility of extending his contract.

“We had a very constructive and positive conversation with Mbappe ahead of the Lorient game and he has returned to first-team training,” PSG said in an official statement. 메이저놀이터

In a separate update, journalist Fabrice Hawkins of local outlet RMC Sports claimed that Mbappe had a positive conversation with PSG president Al Khelaifi, “paving the way” for an extension.

Of course, he added, there is no definite agreement on a deal. And PSG explained that they still believe Mbappe has a pre-agreement with Real. Nevertheless, the club couldn’t let go of Mbappe.

PSG are reportedly now convinced that the tide has turned in favor of Mbappe staying. For now, Mbappe is expected to play in the second leg against Toulouse.