Yesterday evening, the bosses of TF1 had to rub their hands. In addition to being the channel that co-broadcast the announcement of the list of 26 Blues selected by Didier Deschamps to win Euro 2020, the media was able to bait the barge by announcing an exclusive interview with Kylian Mbappé. Enough to put all the editorial staff on alert and be sure to achieve an audience card.
At a time when the Paris Saint-Germain striker (26 goals in 30 Ligue 1 matches this season) has still not decided on his future, the prospect of seeing him make a hypothetical announcement on this subject has inevitably attracted of the world. In the end, the international tricolor (42 caps, 16 goals) especially displayed his great ambitions, namely Euro 2020 and the Ballon d’Or. For the announcement of an extension or a departure, we will come back.
This morning, The Parisian said a little more. Clearly, the native of Bondy has still not decided on his future and, except surprise, he will not do it before the Euro, while Leonardo, the sports director of PSG, hoped for a faster decision. The reason ? It’s always a bit the same. Mbappé gives his priority to PSG, but he wants to be concretely fixed on the content of the next summer transfer window of the club of the capital.
Mbappé expects a strong sign from PSG
Mbappé, like many observers, noticed that the Parisian workforce had to be seriously expanded in certain positions such as that of side and in the midfield. Ready to stay in France, Mbappé is waiting for a strong sign, even if it should be remembered that his possible extension and that of Neymar may reduce the transfer window of the Rouge-et-Bleu. But that’s not all.
If he is willing to sign a new lease, the former resident of AS Monaco does not intend to imitate Neymar. While the Brazilian has agreed to bind himself to PSG until 2025, the French, whose contract expires in 2022, would like to extend until 2023. The objective is simple (and has already been mentioned): to be able to stay in Paris for one more season to then be able to join another major in Europe without being “prisoner” of a long-term contract. To be continued.