Kylian Mbappe said he has not made a decision on his future despite entering the final six months of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain amid long-term interest from Real Madrid.
The athlete It was previously reported that Real Madrid will make a fresh attempt to sign the 25-year-old from the French club, and have given the striker a deadline to decide if he wants to join them this summer.
The France international started and scored during his team's 2-0 win over Toulouse in the final of the Champions Cup (French Super Cup) on Wednesday, and said after the match that he had not yet chosen where he will play his football next season.
He said: “No (I haven't decided about my future), I'm very excited about this year. It's very important. As I said, we have titles to strive for and we have already achieved them. After that, I haven't decided yet. I haven't made a choice.
“Through the agreement I made with the president this summer, whatever my decision, we have been able to protect all parties and keep the club calm for the challenges ahead, which remains the most important thing. So let's say they are secondary.
“I don't know anything about that. It was the end of May 2022 because I didn't know it until May. If I know what I want to do, why would I hang around? It doesn't make any sense, but like I said, the most important thing is to win titles. “No one talks about my situation within the club and that does not interest many people. What matters is that I can help the team win titles.”
Mbappe was given a mid-January deadline by Real Madrid
Real Madrid believe they have learned from the mistakes they made in the summer of 2022 when they thought they would sign the Frenchman, only for him to agree a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain instead.
The La Liga club have made it clear to the 25-year-old that if he wants to join them, he must make a decision before mid-January.
Some at Real Madrid felt betrayed when, in May 2022, Mbappe chose to renew with Paris Saint-Germain. But despite this, contact between the two parties did not disappear completely The athlete Scheduled for January 2023.
The athlete It was reported last year that an agreement was reached between Mbappe and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in August 2023, which saw Mbappe remain at the club, not extending his contract but not receiving the loyalty bonus due to him after remaining at the club. The club after July 31, 2023. Le Parisien newspaper reported that the contract is worth 630 million euros, before taxes, if extended.
Mbappé started as a striker in the 2-0 win at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday, which differed from his usual position on the left wing, and he spoke about the positional change after the match.
He said: “He (Luis Enrique) says that a good player can play in several positions. So I think I'm a good player (laughs). Today I play in midfield, but the good thing is that no matter where I play, or where we play, he adapts to our qualities, so we never get away from communication. Wherever I play, I don't think I'll have any problem performing well.
Paris Saint-Germain, who are five points clear at the top of Ligue 1, next play against sixth-tier side US Revel in the French Cup on Sunday.
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