In his current contract with Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe has informed the club that he does not wish to activate the one-year extension.
The 24-year-old forward sent a letter to the team informing them that he did not wish to execute the extension clause that would have extended his contract until June 2025.
Mbappe had until July 31 to decide, but he notified PSG more than a month in advance.
Mbappe’s contract at Parc des Princes will now expire in just one year.
Although it’s likely he’s playing in high-stakes brinksmanship to win better terms on a longer-term agreement, PSG may now try to sell the Frenchman this summer rather than risk having their top asset leave for free next summer.
Longtime fans Real Madrid, who are seeking for a new center-forward after Karim Benzema’s transfer to Saudi Arabia, would be interested in his availability.
Mbappe, a former Monaco forward who grew up supporting the Spanish team, was on the verge of joining Real Madrid last summer before making the dramatic decision to sign with PSG.
Mbappe posed wearing a PSG shirt that read “2025,” but the contract expires in 2024 unless the clause is used.
He won his sixth Ligue 1 title overall and fifth with PSG in 2022–23 thanks to 29 goals in 34 league games.