PSG star could yet stay in the French capital
Kylian Mbappe certainly hasn’t closed any doors to remaining with Paris Saint-Germain beyond the 2021/22 campaign, and his mother, Fayza Lamari, has admitted that discussions are ongoing with the French club over an extension.
Mbappe was left bitterly disappointed that a move to Real Madrid didn’t materialise in the summer, yet whilst he could still sign a pre-contract agreement with Los Blancos in January, there are concerns that PSG and his family are pushing him into a corner.
“We’re talking with PSG at the moment and everything is going well,” Lamari declared to Le Parisien.
“I spoke with Leonardo last night, one thing is clear and that Kylian will give his all until the end to win the Champions League.
“Kylian has to be happy. If he’s sad then he’s capable of telling you, and he often tells us.
“With Kylian everything can change from one day to the next.”
Mbappe dreams of Real Madrid
Yet, despite the comments made by Fayza Lamari about Mbappe potentially renewing at PSG, she admits that it is her son’s dream to one day play for Real Madrid.
“I understand that PSG fans are not happy. But Mbappe dreams of playing for both PSG and Real Madrid,” she revealed.
“Four years ago, Real Madrid was more attractive than PSG and [yet] we chose to go to Paris. This summer Kylian had decided on Real Madrid because he wanted to realise his dream. He wanted to be at the beginning of that story.
“If you add Kylian to Real Madrid, plus three or four players in the next four years, the team is not the same. Mbappe wants to be at the centre of a sporting project. He needs constant challenges.”
Mbappe wanted a new challenge
Fayza Lamari recognised that last summer Mbappe wanted to try a new challenge and felt like his time at PSG had come to an end, but the club were unwilling to let him go, even if it means potentially losing him on a free next summer.
“This is his fifth season at PSG, he has had time to reflect because there was the option to renew and in fact it is still possible, because no one can pretend to know the future,” said Mbappe‘s mother.
“If he asked to leave, it is because he understood that his time was over. We didn’t want to leave for free but in advance so that there would be a transfer and we wouldn’t be criticised for leaving on a free.
“But I understand that PSG want to keep Kylian. I don’t forget that it was Nasser [Al-Khelaifi, PSG‘s president] who unlocked the transfer with Monaco by raising the offer from 145 million euros to 180 million euros.”
Negotiations with PSG
Mbappe‘s mother revealed above that talks with PSG over a new deal are going well, and she admits that it didn’t take long to get the key issues sorted.
“I was present with his father and the lawyer. We rejected a first proposal from PSG and then a second one at the end of the transfer window,” Lamari commented.
“When we negotiated, first we reached a sporting agreement, and then in terms of the finances we settled it in an hour.”