Of course, before such an event there is no shortage of discussions, forecasts and news from the teams’ camp. In addition, they mainly concerned the main stars: Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. They discussed not only their upcoming matchup, but also the future of the club.
As you know, last summer Mbappé refused to sign for Real Madrid at the last moment and signed a new contract with PSG until 2026. The French striker’s contract is a record in the history of not only football, but also sport. According to the contract, Mbappé will earn more than 600 million euros, and that is without taking into account various bonuses for goals, assists and titles. It seemed that the topic was closed, but no: information about the possible departure of Kilian sneaks into the media from time to time.
There are many clubs interested in Mbappé and Messi, but they want to win the Champions League together and only then think about the future.
Supposedly, Mbappé is not happy that PSG have not bought another striker to match him. According to foreign press reports, the leadership of the Parisian club began to think about selling Kilian next summer, but for no less than 300-350 million euros. However, the president of PSG, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, did not take long to reassure the fans: Mbappé will stay.
– I think Kilian is a great player and a great person. He is a professional. For me, the key was that he didn’t leave PSG for free. Concept with us. I never stopped trusting him and his family. We have a special relationship with them. Believe me: he is proud to perform in France,-said Al-Khelaifi.
There is a lot of talk about another PSG leader: Lionel Messi. Unlike Mbappé, the Argentine’s contract with the Parisians ends next summer. The deal has an option to extend it for another year, but the 35-year-old was not going to make a final decision.
Several clubs are still interested in signing Messi. Among the main contenders for him are Barcelona, where Lionel has played for most of his career, and American side Inter Miami. Its owner is the famous former English midfielder David Beckham. At some point, it was reported that Messi would move to the United States and become one of Inter’s shareholders. The club itself did not comment on this information. As for Barcelona, the Catalan coach Xavi is not hiding: he would like to see the Argentine in his team.
Let’s see what Leo’s decision will be. I wish him all the best as he is my friend, but now is not the time to talk about transfers. We all understand that we are talking about the best player in the world, but his desire will play a key role,-said Xavi.
Kylian Mbappé earns 150 million euros a year at PSG
And the other day, the president of PSG flew to Qatar to persuade Messi to extend the contract with the club for another season. According to unconfirmed reports, the Argentine would like to stay in Paris as he enjoys working with new head coach Christophe Galtier. At the same time, a lot will depend on the results of the Parisians in the Champions League. Messi has not won this trophy since 2015. In the event that he fails to win the title this season, Lionel can change the situation.
– The contract with Messi will be extended if there is a will from both parties. We agreed to continue negotiations after the World Cup. I have said a thousand times that Lionel is happy at PSG. He had a great season and I think he wants to stay. Let’s see, – said Al-Khelaifi.